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India: Trump and HRC's 'historic fight' written in sands of time with YUGE sand-sculpture01:15

India: Trump and HRC's 'historic fight' written in sands of time with YUGE sand-sculpture

India, Puri
November 3, 2016 at 08:23 GMT -00:00 · Published

Renowned Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik presented his latest topical offering from Puri Beach in Odisha State, Thursday, etching the US presidential election into the sands of time with his seaside sculpture of candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Dubbed ‘A Historic Fight?’, Pattnaik used a reported four tons of sand for the five-foot-high (1.5m) sculpture, just one of his many sand-based works highlighting ongoing global issues, having already ‘covered’ several US elections.

The 39-year-old artist has garnered critical acclaim for his vast body of work, even among international leaders, after his depictions of world landmarks were presented to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the 2017 BRICS summit in Goa.

Due to his extensive work, Pattnaik has earned himself the fourth highest civilian award in India, the Padma Shri, participated in over 50 international championships, and has entered the Limca Book of Records more than once with his sand-based designs.

Despite having no formal training, learning his craft on the beaches of his hometown Puri, Pattnaik has started his own open air sand sculpture school, entitled the Sudarsan Sand Art Institute, from which he hopes to pass down the tricks of the trade to the next generation’s budding sand sculptors.

India: Trump and HRC's 'historic fight' written in sands of time with YUGE sand-sculpture01:15
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Renowned Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik presented his latest topical offering from Puri Beach in Odisha State, Thursday, etching the US presidential election into the sands of time with his seaside sculpture of candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Dubbed ‘A Historic Fight?’, Pattnaik used a reported four tons of sand for the five-foot-high (1.5m) sculpture, just one of his many sand-based works highlighting ongoing global issues, having already ‘covered’ several US elections.

The 39-year-old artist has garnered critical acclaim for his vast body of work, even among international leaders, after his depictions of world landmarks were presented to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the 2017 BRICS summit in Goa.

Due to his extensive work, Pattnaik has earned himself the fourth highest civilian award in India, the Padma Shri, participated in over 50 international championships, and has entered the Limca Book of Records more than once with his sand-based designs.

Despite having no formal training, learning his craft on the beaches of his hometown Puri, Pattnaik has started his own open air sand sculpture school, entitled the Sudarsan Sand Art Institute, from which he hopes to pass down the tricks of the trade to the next generation’s budding sand sculptors.

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