| Gullu with his creations at the exhibition in Purnea. Pictures by Jitendra Kumar Shrivastava |
Man-eating crocodiles to darling dolphins, he makes all these with the help of vegetables.
Gifted with the knack to create art made of vegetables, an artist from Purnea demonstrated objects made of vegetables to fellow residents during a two-day exhibition.
Kishore Kumar Rai alias Gullu (50) held the exhibition that concluded on Monday for people from the district and Katihar, Kishanganj, Araria and Dalkola in Bengal.
The visitors learnt how to make crocodiles, dolphins, insects, flowers, fish and parrots using vegetables. To add to this, all the teaching was imparted for free.
Gullu teaches at a school in Purnea, around 350km northeast of Patna. He had won several prizes at state-level for creating such an art.
“Every person has the right to learn. Therefore, I try and share my art with other people. In this exhibition, I taught people how to make objects using vegetables,” he said.
Parvati Hatta resident Sanjay Kumar, who visited the exhibition, was all praise for the artist. “Gullu displays his art in a unique way. In this exhibition, he demonstrated a great piece of art using vegetables.”
Amrita Mazoomdar, a resident of Dalkola in Bengal, said: “I visited many places in India where I learnt the art of salad making. But I have never seen such artistry anywhere. This exhibition was more significant because we also learnt the art.”
Sukhsena resident Kumar Pravin said: “Vegetable art is rare as it is hardly seen anywhere. The art is not simple but the way Gullu demonstrated made it easy to understand.”