Sudarsan Pattnaik, the renowned sand artist from India, has won the gold medal at ninth Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship “The magical world of sand” 2016.
Pattnaik won the competition for his 15 feet high art work “Mahatma Gandhi’s sculpture for non-violence and peace”.
“I am very happy to have won the title for my country. The director of sand art festival PaveI Minilkov presented the gold medal and the trophy at the ceremony today. I have tried to show through my sculpture how Gandhiji’s non-violence concept will bring global peace around the world,” Pattnaik said on winning the Gold medal.
The week-long sand sculpture competition which started on April 21 at Kolomenskoye, Moscow. saw participation from twenty top sculptors from across the world.
Mr Pattnaik has participated in more than 50 international sand sculpture championships across the world and won many awards for the country. He is also a recipient of the fourth highest civilian award Padma Shri, received in 2014.
Mr Pattnaik runs a sand art school at Puri beach in Odisha.
Here are some stunningly beautiful works by Mr Sudarshan Pattnaik.