Ho Kil-yang

Pictures of a recent exhibition of carvings of 33 forms of Avalokitesvara, each carved in a single block of gingko wood. Ho Kil-yang is the recognized exponent ("living treasure") of the National Intangible Culture Asset number 108 (wood carving) since 2001. He was born in 1953 in Sungju (South Cholla Province).

     Avalokitesvara Sitting on a Lotus Leaf

     Avalokitesvara of Various Treasures

     Moonlight Avalokitesvara

     Avalokitesvara of Salvation

     Avalokitesvara of Extended Life

     Guardian of Avalokitesvara with Lotis

     Guardian of Avalokitesvara with Lotus

     Avalokitesvara of Universal Compassion

     Avalokitesvara the Virtuous and Powerful

     Avalokitesvara of Ma-Lang's Wife