Indian artist to create climate change sculpture in Japan

January 22nd, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik said Sunday he will craft a sculpture in Japan’s Sapporo city next month on the impact of climate change.

He said he has been invited to participate in the 39th International Snow Sculpture Contest at the Sapporo Snow Festival where he has planned to create a three-metre-high image of the globe and the face of a man on snow.

“Two of my students, Jitendra Kishore Jagadev and Bulu Mohanty, will help me to build the sculpture in the six days contest to be held from Feb 6,” Pattnaik told IANS over phone from his home town Puri, 56 km from here.

“We will not use any sand. The sculpture will be created using only snow,” he said. The artist said his team is the lone participant from India in the contest that will see representation from 14 other countries.

Pattnaik, who has participated in about 50 international sand sculpture competitions, runs an art school called Golden Sand Art Institute in his home town.

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