Creativity : Merapi Lava waste Become Biggest Statues

Creativity : Merapi Lava waste Become Biggest Statues

Magelang : Indonesia | Apr 17, 2011 at 7:52 PM PDT
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Sujono, artists from Hamlet Keron, Sawangan Krogowanan Village, Magelang, Central Java, wood waste processing impact of the eruption of Mount Merapi, making large sculptures.

He made the statue of Loro Blonyo bride's largest timber in Indonesia and registered with the World Indonesian Record Museum (Muri) and given a certificate at the peak of carnival culture event in the area of Borobudur Temple, Magelang, Sunday (17/04/2011).

The plan, the sculpture will be auctioned and the results are donated to flood victims Merapi lava.

According to Sujono, a husband and wife sculpture that has meaning that everyone who is already married will always be in a harmonious life.

Departing from a harmonious family, Sujono said, will create a safe and peaceful country without much intrigue, so all citizens can work well to support their household.

"This statue symbolizes the hope of a harmonious family, to harmony not just for families but also for society," said Sujono. He mentioned, it takes 8 cubic meters of wood to make both of statue.

Wood types also vary, there are mahogany, salam, and sengon. All wood is wood waste when the flood carried away the cold lava of Merapi.

"When the cold lava flood, a lot of river drift wood. Then I take home the wood was. There is also a wood from a fallen tree from the neighbor's yard due to eruption of Merapi," he said.

Sujono began making sculpture Loro Blonyo since four months ago. The size of these two different statues, statues larger Dewa Sadono (groom), which measures 3 meters x 160 centimeters. While the statue of Dewi Sri (the bride) measuring 260 cm x 110 cm. Statue of couples were in a sitting position.

Half of the cost of the statue was donated Unique Art Gallery and Borobudur Indonesia (Gusbi) at the Borobudur and the rest from their own pockets. The total is Rp. 30 million.

In addition to making the statue was based on his imagination, Sujono also consult with a salon in Sawangan for business or paesan facial makeup. "Lets not stray from the grip," said the father of Indra Gading and Bondan Pratoto.

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Who would have thought the statue of a pair of wedding " Loro Blonyo " is made from the wood waste and the impact of cold lava of Merapi eruption. Noted as the largest statue of Loro Blonyo in Indonesia by the MURI.
Putu Karya is based in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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