Artist Tshedar, 31, from Trongsa, is known for hyper-realistic sculptures of religious figures, with clay faces sporting sunspots and wrinkles.
Villagers staying nearby said the swollen river washed away about 15 acres of state land in the past.
Bhutan's Tshedar did not go to any courses to learn the basics of sculpturing and painting. But he has an eye for detail.
At the cusp of yet another cultural shift, the bureaucracy of Bhutan runs the risk of facing collective skepticism and loss of morale.