Tjokot – Bali Wood Carving Maestro

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“His creations are quite exotic to look at, traditional but without academic influence. His works have a frighteningly macabre feel, his animal carvings eerie, his figurative sculptures showing strange and frightening forms, as well as beasts whose features are indistinct” The detritus logs and roots commonly  found along the river’s edge have a unique artistic potential. This has been proven by the creative carving of 1 Nyoman Tjokot, born around 1886 in Jati village, Tegallalang, some 15 kilometres from Ubud, Gianyar. Using all his sensual powers he …

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