When a Craftsman Using Coconut Bonsai as His CanvasSelasa, 20 Oktober 2020 - 05:41 | 33.46k
TIMESINDONESIA, BANJARNEGARA – In creating art, consciously or not, artists are attempting to communicate at a powerful emotional level to those within their own culture. Including Agus Sas, a craftsman who makes coconut bonsai as his canvas.
Agus which lives at RT 4/ RW 1 Bandingan, Bawang, Banjarnegara, Central Java has been retired from his old job as a government officer. Before the pandemic, he spends his time with painting and does some murals. Some people also invited him to do wedding make up and the isle.
Yet, this pandemic has made him has less demand for those kind of activities. It makes him has more spare time. And as a multi-talented artist he couldn’t just stand still. He grabs whatever he could and crafts something on it, including his coconut bonsai.
When people usually will ditch the fiber and outer shell, Agus keeps it and turns it into cute look of animals. He turns the outer shell into certain look such as turtle, snake head, beetle and lot more. He also paints it to make it look more natural.
“It took around 3 hours to do one art. Yet, it’s worth the time. I could carve 3 coconut bonsai in a day, depends on the complexity,” Agus said Sunday (18/10/2020).
Up until now, Agus has had around 70 carving. He charges his customers from IDR 100 – 500 K/piece depend on the complexity. There have been lots of people taking his exotic coconut bonsai. “I’m so happy that people appreciate my work,” Agus, the craftsman ended. (*)
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