Puri: The Tourism Department is gearing up for a unique ‘Jugalbandi’ of two world class artists of two different art forms at the Puri beach on the theme, Odisha’s Wildlife and its protection.

Audiences will be treated to a double visual delight of 3-dimentional painting by famous American artist Tracy Lee Stum and sand sculpture by Sudarshan Pattnaik.

The proposed collaborative event will be hosted by the US Government in the beach town on February 4 and 5.

Tracy, who holds a Guinness World Record for the largest chalk painting, will use chalk pastels and tempera paints to create the 3D arts. Some of Sudarshan’s students will help Tracy in creating the interactive 3D painting. She will create the art on a concrete floor on the beach, sources said.

Secretary of the Department Ashok tripathy said, “The drawing that tracy and Sudarshan have decided upon is based on environment and sends out a message of protecting wildlife and keeping the beach clean”.

Besides Puri, Tracy will showcase her art at various locations in the country in the coming days at Vellore, Kolkata and Mumbai, sources said.