Manoj Dwivedi is a contemporary sculptor from the heart of Kanha, Madhya Pradesh. While he is essentially a folk artist, his sculptural works speak of a strikingly modern aesthetic. He is innovative and experimental in his approach to his sculptural language, employing teak as his medium. Though he comes from a humble background, his talent and understanding of form and expression are formidable, as demonstrated by his exceedingly exploratory and conceptual sculptures.