Sudarshan Pattnaik’s Sand Art Urges Global Community for Water Conservation
Padam Shri awardee Sudarshan Pattnaik is a globally renowned sand artist from Odisha, India. Through his wonderful sand sculptures, Pattnaik has been spreading awareness and love. He voices his concerns on various global matters, including terrorism and issues related to global warming, through his mind-invoking creations.
Sudarshan Pattnaik has always tried to convey powerful messages through his beautiful art. The international artist has his name inscribed in Guinness Book of World Records for building world’s tallest sandcastle.
Recently, Pattnaik created an astonishing sand sculpture making an appeal to save water on Odisha’s Puri beach. This creation is heart-wrenchingly beautiful delivering a powerful message to use water resources with care and sustainability.
The artist displayed a running tap and an overfilled bucket with water flowing into drainage. He completed his artwork with ‘Don’t Waste Water’ slogan written at the bottom of it. The background of the sculpture looks like a drought-stricken land with cracks in the soil.
With India’s 30% of land gone under degradation and many states suffering from water scarcity, it is absolutely necessary to save water and use it judiciously.
Voicing his anxiety over water crisis, Pattnaik created another sand sculpture highlighting the fate of the human race (and all living species for that matter). He created a drought-like scenario on the beach and in the middle of it stood his sculpture with the mantra ‘Save Water, Save Life’, while a boy is shown with his hands under a water tap.
Sharing this work on Twitter, the artist wrote: “Be a water hero”.
It is said that art appeals to the soul. Let’s hope that Sudarshan Pattnaik’s efforts are reaching people, making them see the tangible threat of water scarcity and hopefully they’ll use water judiciously henceforth.