Baraili likes to orient his work around nature and peace. In a sculpture workshop organised by the Fine Arts Academy in Itahari last year, he created a statue called the The Earth Near the Apocalypse which showed a missile buried in the planet. His sculpture The Invention of Peace represents how to find good qualities in seemingly demonic people.
Baraili explains: “The idea is to communicate abstract ideas about peace, nature, compassion through art so that you reach people at an emotional level.”
But for Baraili the greatest thrill of all is to be a modern day Arniko, and to experience the same feelings the young builder from Patan had 700 years ago when he travelled to China to build Beijing’s White Dagoba.