Sand Sculptures or Sand Art or carving out sculptures from moist sand gaining its popularity all over the world. The raw material used is nothing but moist and clean sand which is naturally available at all the beaches all over the world. This is one of the major reason for sand art being famous on and around sea beaches. Only with the help of his creative fingure, the sand artist carve out spectacular sculptures on the beaches.
Sudarsan Pattnaik is a famous Indian Sand Artist from Puri, Orissa. For his excellent talent he travels many countries like London, France, Scotland, China, Holland, Singapore, Denmark and Italy. He is also appreciated by many for his attractive sand sculpture. Now he became an international artist. In the World Master's Sand Sculpture Champianship held at Italy in July 2001 he represented India and got 3rd prize as first Indian .
"Golden Sand Art Institute " which is an open air institute in Puri Beach behind Mayfair Hotel started in the year 1995. Around 50 students are taking training in this institute including tourists.Tourists can take basic 7-10 days familiarization course. Beautiful gallery on the beach can be observed in the beach in the afternoon from 4-6 P.M. The institute is run by Mr Sudarsan Patnaik, e-mail: email@example.com , Marichikote Lane, Puri-752001, Odisha,India.
Watch this video of Live Sand Art Creation at Puri Sea Beach
The above video was captured at Puri sea beach in early April 2014.
Compiled By: Somjit Bhattacharyya