In this book, Raja Shahriman takes on a formalistic approach to his creations – giving great attention to form, forging metal plates to make convex and concave pieces. These are then placed together with curved rods to create the body of the work which takes on a representational form of a human torso. The representational male and female figures Shahriman created has grace and fluidity that is signature to his sculptures. Although the voids and hollow take on a secondary role, Shahriman’s clever incorporation of space within and between the solid form adds a powerful expressive feature to his three dimensional works. Without a doubt, Lok is an impressive series of sculptures by Raja Shahriman. He has creatively communicated his thoughts and ideas through his conceptual art. His works go beyond the mere presentation of facts. His free-standing sculptures communicate a wide range of subtle and powerful feelings giving the viewer an extraordinary visual experience. While successfully making his contemporary sculptures, Raja Shahriman, the Malay sculptor has persevered the dying art of keris making in Malaysia.