I have had a deep love for Asia and its people since my first trip to meditate in a Northern Thailand monastery when I was 18 years old. When I started Lotus Sculpture in 2000 that connection with Asia has blossomed into pure love! I have known many of our artisans since my very first buying trip in 2000 when the new adventure of Lotus Sculpture just started. Together, the relationships I have with my artisans has grown through the years and they are now like my second family. I take great pride in knowing personally almost all the artisans who make the statues sold in Lotus Sculpture. I invite you to join me on my journey through the remote villages where each statue is made and to meet the artisans who create the sculptures that enrich your homes, temples and lives with grace.
Before I started Lotus Sculpture on a trip through South India I met Baskaran and was immediately drawn to his incredible granite sculptures. I knew I would be working with him as his creations are lifelike and simply incredible! On this first trip I also met an apprentice of his named Murugan. Both Murugan and Baskaran are masters in their fields who I have been close with since the beginning!