Press Esc to close
Saturday 01 November 2014
News updated at 11:47 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28.4°C
Min : 18°C
In Bangalore
Partially cloudy

Sudarsan Pattnaik's sand sculpture on global warming wins Berlin contest

Last updated: 01 August, 2010
Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS)

Orissa-based renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik's creation on global warming won the people's choice award at the Eighth International Sand Sculpture Festival in Berlin, the artist said Sunday.

Pattnaik, who hails from state's beach city of Puri, 56 km from here, has won the contest for the fifth time.The theme of this year's festival, running June 6-August 29, was 'Head in Sand'. Pattnaik said he created a "crying" three trunk and three monkeys saying that climate change is an inconvenient truth.

The image bears the messages "You don't listen", "You don't talk", "You don't see", "Don't put heads in the sand, act now".

"The sculpture I created got maximum votes from the audience," Pattnaik, who received the prize Saturday evening from Anja Smolle, the festival's producer, told IANS over the phone from Berlin.


"Artists from 10 countries participated in this competition," Pattnaik, the first Indian to win the contest, said.Pattnaik had earlier won the award in 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2009. He has also figured in the Limca Book of Records in the 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 editions for his work.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A view of the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his birth anniversary...

A view of the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his birth anniversary...

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi paying tribute to former Prime Minister...

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi paying tribute to former Prime Minister...

Artists perform during a function on the occasion of birth anniversary of Sardar...

Artists perform during a function on the occasion of birth anniversary of Sardar...

Members of Thamizhar Vazhvurimai Koottamaippu during a protest against Sri Lankan court's...

Members of Thamizhar Vazhvurimai Koottamaippu during a protest against Sri Lankan court's...

Indian cricket players during their practice session at barabati stadium in Cuttack...

Indian cricket players during their practice session at barabati stadium in Cuttack...

Delhi Police band performs at India Gate near Amar Jawan Jyoti to salute Sardar...

Delhi Police band performs at India Gate near Amar Jawan Jyoti to salute Sardar...

Army soldiers patrolling after an IED was recovered in a gas cylinder near the Circuit House...

Army soldiers patrolling after an IED was recovered in a gas cylinder near the Circuit House...

Tourist take pictures from a boat as people bath in the Ganges river in Varanasi...

Tourist take pictures from a boat as people bath in the Ganges river in Varanasi...

Devendra Fadnavis being sworn-in as the new Maharashtra Chief Minister by Governor...

Devendra Fadnavis being sworn-in as the new Maharashtra Chief Minister by Governor...

A camel herder sits as he feeds his camels at the annual cattle fair in Pushkar, in the Rajasthan...

A camel herder sits as he feeds his camels at the annual cattle fair in Pushkar, in the Rajasthan...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523