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From: shanmugappirabu nalliah
Date: Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: SAND SCULPTURES
To: Bas Baskaran
On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 12:57 AM, Bas Baskaran
As an impoverished child, Sudarsan Pattnaik would go to his local beach and build sand castles. Little did the youngster from Orissa , India , realize his hobby would make him famous and wealthy. These pictures show some of the sand sculptures carved by Pattnaik.
He says that people gather round to watch him create sand sculptures on the beach at Puri. Encouraged by the interest of passers-by, Pattnaik would go to the beach everyday for three hours each in the morning and evening.
He has since won prizes at international sand sculpture festivals around the world.
His works are mostly based on current world issues, ranging from climate change to world peace.
“For last two years, everywhere I heard about the issues of global warming and climate change, so I started working on these issues,” he said.
He has produced several sand sculptures of US President Barack Obama. On November 2, 2008, he made a sand sculpture of US presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama.
November 5, 2008: Sudarsan Patnaik created a sand sculpture congratulating President-elect Obama on his election victory.