Pattnaik bags 1st prize for sand creation
Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik's work -- a polar bear on top of a globe praying 'save my family'-- has won the first prize in an international competition on 'sculpture on global warming' in Berlin.
Pattnaik and his student Jitendra Kishore Jagadev were the only representatives from India at the USF World Double Championship on global warming here yesterday.
An artist from the US bagged the second prize while a Dutch won the third slot.
Besides India, sand artists from Denmark, Germany, US, Britain, Spain, Holland, Japan, Belgium, Morocco, Italy and France were vying for honours at the championship, which started on June 5.
Patnaik created a 25-feet high sand sculpture that bagged the first prize in the competition, organisers said.