Pattnaik made a splendid sand art on the harm done by plastic pollution to our environment with the message “Save Our Oceans.”
Renowned Indian artist Sudarsan Pattnaik wowed the audiences at the International Sand Sculpting Championship this past weekend with his beautiful sand structure.
Pattnaik, who made a splendid sand art on the harm done by plastic pollution to our environment, bagged the People’s Choice Prize at the event. The sand art was accompanied by the message, “Save Our Oceans.”
The competition was part of the Boston International Sand Sculpting Festival, which was held at the Revere Beach from July 26 to 28, featuring 15 sand artists from around the world.
It is one of the largest sand sculpting festivals in the world with master sand sculptors from around the world gathering to compete for the grand prize every year. Spread over three days, the competitors had 30 hours to finish their creations. Visitors to the beach marveled over the spectacular creations on the beach that ranged from topics covering love to environment.
Pattnaik’s creation was quite apt for a contest held on the beach. Several water bodies across the world are perishing because of millions of tons of plastic waste being dumped into the oceans. The artist drove home the message that if we do not rise above the challenges we would not be left with any of the pristine resources nature provided us with.
Artists from Belgium and Canada got the sculptor’s choice and the jury choice awards, respectively.
Pattnaik, who is from Odisha, India, has been honored with Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian honors in the country.
He is known for his sculptures that depict environmental issues. He has to his credit several international awards in sand art championships across the globe.