The State's First Waste Mumesum is expected to send the message that nothing is beyond the scope of art. Hemanta Pradhan visits the project site and finds common scrap being Put finds common scrap being put to unsual use:
The artist began work on the sculptures from November 1, as part of the First internation public Art Symposium organized by charitable trust Artists Network promoting India Culture (Anpic) at the museum site at Sector-7, Kalinga Nagar. Th Work of 14 international and seven indian artists will find pride of place at this unique museum - the culmination of the public art symposium.
The art museum is expected to cost Rs 5 Crore. "it is not a temporary thing. We will make it permanent and the BDA will maintain the art works," the Anpic official said. Bhabani Shankar chayani, member (enforcement) of the BDA, said Anpic would develop the museum and hand it over to it for maintenance. "People can visit it without paying any entrance fee," he added.
Khitish Das. an art enthusiast, said the museum would attract people, especially artist and art lovers, to this part of the City. "This will be an important stop for artist," he added. with the inauguration approaching, the artist are racing against time to give final touches to their work. All 21 pieces are based on themes. while Paddy Bloomer from Ireland has created a piece using the axle of a truck, drums, car parts and wheels, Pruthiraj Sahoo, an Odia artist living in Gujarat, has built the replica of an elephant by using cycle parts.
With the inauguratio approaching, the artists are racing against time to give final touches to thier work. All 21 pieces are based on themes, while Paddy Bloomer from Ireland has created a piece using the axle of a truck, drums, car parts and wheels, Pruthiraj Sahoo, an Odia artist living in Gujarat, has built the replica of an elephant by usig cycle parts. In Bloomer's work, a cycle wheel is connected to the spherical top of the structure. If a person pedals the wheel, the spherical top will move and create drum beats. "Most of the art here is still so i thought of making art that moves. Children will love it, " he explained.
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