Report by Sushree Sangita; Puri: World champion sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created the sand sculpture of Barack Obama, forty fourth president of America 4th time at golden beach, Puri, eastern sea beach of India. He sent the congratulation through his sand medium and expected many returns from his popular face of the year towards a positive change in World peace, economy, politics, friendship and above all to save this World from Global Warming.
Previously Sudarsan created the face of Barack Obama as "popular face of the year" on the eve of new year and congrats him after his victory and. today he created sand sculpture of Barack Obama in front of White house on step to the White House and says "Change Has Happened".
I used 3 tones of sand and 5 hour to create this 4ft high sculpture. Students of my sand art school join hand with me. I am creating Mr. Obama's sculpture from the beginning of election to the entry of the White House said Pattnaik.
Sudarsan has so far participated in more than 37 international sand sculpture championships across the world and won many awards for the country. Through his art he helped the tsunami victims in India, save the endangered Olive Ridley Turtles and spread awareness of the dangers of HIV-AIDS and polio. Pattnaik also running a sand art school at Puri Beach in Orissa.