Foreigners make sculpture from waste
A group of foreign artists from across the world have come up with art installations made from waste materials in the city.
The live sculpturing session, which began on November 1, will culminate with the inauguration of an open-air sculpture museum by chief minister Naveen Patnaik.
Noah Rose from England has created an auto-rickshaw using waste materials. “I have also designed the vehicle in a way that looks grand because everything in India is like that,” he said. “Although there is so much heat here, it feels great to see artist from across the world on one platform. I came to know about a lot of new trends.”
The sculpture created by Heidi McGeoch from Australia represents unity made from kerosene drums and parts of bicycle. Heidi, who been into metal art since the past 35 years, feels that it has been a challenging yet fulfilling experience. This was her third visit to India. “The weather is so different here, but what gives us inspiration is to see that this place is so creative. They are very serious about heir work,” said the 53-year-old sculptor.
Matteo Baroni from France has created a cobweb using rings cut out from recycled metal pipes. “The idea is human technology versus nature’s technology. So, it symbolises a trap,” he said. Matteo, who runs a studio at Florence, feels that he has a responsibility towards society and it is high time that people started reusing things around them to create artworks instead of utilising resources that are already in an extinct stage.
Artists’ Network Promoting Indian Culture is hosting a public art symposium at Kalinga Nagar. Themed on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, the museum would serve as the only public art waste material sculpture museum to create awareness among people.