SAND ART

  • 22 absolutely stunning sand sculptures of Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik everyone should see March 1, 2014

    If you have ever been to Puri in coastal Odisha, you would have come across curious bystanders milling around massive sculptures built right on the shore, exposed to the whims of the sea and the weather. You may have noticed a man pottering about the sculpture, providing finishing touches and...
  • Sudarsan to sell sand art on canvas to help Phailin victims October 20, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Internationally renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Sunday said he will sell some of his sand art on canvas to support victims of cyclone Phailin. The fund raised from the sale would directly go to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund, he said. "As an artist I want to support the victims...
  • Globally recognised sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik ignored in his state July 20, 2013

    Puri: Sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik, who has been recognised globally for his skills, has been ignored in his own state Odisha. The state government, despite many pleas, has ignored Sudarshan's request for building a sand art museum in Puri. Sudarshan has been struggling to get recognition from his own government....
  • At Konark festival, artists use their talent to spread messages January 11, 2013

    Konark: In an era of breaking news and sensationalism, the space for India's rich traditional art and culture is gradually shrinking in the media. But thanks to the relentless dedication and passion of artists, they continue to hold high India's rich tradition. In the backdrop of the glittering Sun temple,...
  • Durga idol sculpted from sand September 28, 2006

    Nadia: It's not just Kolkata, which has geared up for the Durga Puja with unique pandals (tents) and idols of the Goddess Durga. The districts too aren't far behind. A local club in Nadia's Chakdah has brought in artists from Orissa to create the Goddess's image from 30 truckloads of...