Susan Tereba’s World on a String was started in 1990 with the magical Balinese culture at its core. The spirit of the work is expressed through carvings made out of various exquisite natural materials such as fossilized mammoth tusk, jet, bone, tagua nut, exotic woods, semi-precious and precious stones.
While Susan is the creative designer, she feels more like an orchestra leader, intuitively conducting my band of talented Balinese carvers, beaders, metalsmiths, stone setters and assistants. Through their collaborative artistry guided by my careful conducting, the process reaches a point of harmony, and the unique art works begin to sing. Her range of high quality, one of a kind jewelry and sculptures draw on elements from around the globe and across eons of time.