Sand Artist Sudarshan Pattnaik to Represent Snow Sculpture Contest in Japan[/caption]Sudarshan Pattnaik born in Puri (abode of Lord Jagannath), nearly 70 km from Bhubaneswar the capital city of Odisha. He has innovated the sand art in India and has learned this form of sand art by himself without any guidance – by consistent practice and creative ideas. He started sculpting images on sand since the age of seven only. Till now he has designed hundreds of sand sculpture. In the recent years, people have started focusing on this art form; and now Sudarshan has many students working under his arm. Among them Manas Kumar Sahoo who is the semifinalist of “India’s Got Talent-Season 2.” He has won many national and international awards for his creative designs and has recorded his name in the world records for sculpting the tallest santa claus and most santa claus image built on sand etc. Sudarshan Patnaik has won People’s Choice prize at the 1st Moscow International Sand Sculpture Championship held in Russia.
Sudarshan Patnaik’s ultimate objective is to create awareness and enthusiasm among the people and make it popular professional art form among the people for which he is traveling various places in the country and demonstrating this art form by holding work shops and training. He established “The Golden Sand Art Institute” which is first of it’s nature in India. Pattnaik hails from Odisha and has so far participated in more than 35 international sand sculpture championships across the world and won many awards for the country.
29 Limca Book felicitated internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik during the release of 20th edition of Limca Book of Records 2009 at New Delhi. Patnaik was felicitated for being among the 20 persons of the year.