Sudarsan Pattnaik Has Taken Konark Wheel to Japan and it's Breathtaking
Padma Shri awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik showcased his talent at the on-going International Sand Art Exhibition in Japan where he sculpted the Konark Sun Temple's iconic Chakra.
Image tweeted by Sudarsan Pattnaik / Twitter.
The renowned sculptor from Odisha is currently weaving magic at the International Sand Art Exhibition in Japan, where he showcased his talent by sculpting a replica of his hometown's UNESCO World Heritage Site - the magnificent Konark Sun Temple.
The Padma Shri awardee used his prowess to replicate the iconic temple's Konark Chakra at the on-going exhibition.
Pattnaik displayed his stunning work of art through his social media account and wrote:
"My sand sculpture of #Konark wheel at International #SandArt Exhibition in a sand museum in Japan. 21 artists from around the world are participating in this exhibition."
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) March 28, 2019
A sight to behold, netizens were astonished by the level of intricacy put in by Pattnaik.
Outstanding Sudarsan ji... Godspeed! — Pragyan Prayas Ojha (@pragyanojha) March 28, 2019
Mindblowing! Good luck Sudarsan ji 🙏
— Aanchal 🇮🇳 (@followaanchal) March 28, 2019
This truly is a majestic sand sculpture of #Konark. In first sight, I thought it to be the original piece from #Odisha’s only @UNESCO monument. Marvellous! 👏👏 https://t.co/8WCxjgWyYM — Arabinda K Padhee (@arvindpadhee) March 27, 2019
— Amitabh Kant (@amitabhk87) March 27, 2019
Extremely awesome. Upholding our arvhitecture is an awesome concept. Kudos Sudarshan ji. Jai Hind — Chowkidar Vighneshwar Hegde (@VighneshwarHeg4) March 28, 2019
Odisha Tourism praised the sand artist for his efforts.
Renowned sand artist @sudarsand showcases Odisha's only UNESCO World Heritage Site - the magnificent Konark Sun Temple at the #SandArtExhibition, Japan & we can't help but admire the intricate detailing. #OdishaTourism https://t.co/vQqEQ06lDk
— Odisha Tourism (@odisha_tourism) March 28, 2019
The breathtaking Konark sculpture measures 20 feet long and 6 feet in height as mentioned by the artist in a video posted on Twitter.
Listen to sand maestro @sudarsansand who has sculpted this breathtaking & amazing Konark wheel at the International sand art exhibition in Japan. 21 sand artists around the world have participated in this exhibition pic.twitter.com/MtMx8YNeXD — Soumyajit Pattnaik (@soumyajitt) March 28, 2019
Pattnaik also shared a video of him giving the finishing touches to his art.
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) March 27, 2019
The Konark Wheel sculpted by him also earned him applause from the Reddit community.
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