Sudarsan Pattnaik
Sudarsan Pattnaik


Has Sand-art Genius Sudarsan Captured Both The 'true' And 'evolving' Aspects Of Holi In His Latest Efforts?

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Published:


  • Celebrated sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has captured two very noteworthy aspects of Holi in his installations this year
  • One focuses on the modern Indian 'nuclear' family, while the other really captures the Holi spirit

Holi is one of the most celebrated festivals of all times and is observed with much pomp and cheer. During the festival, people throw colors at each other, and yes! water balloons They also perform various poojas and rituals at their homes. Although, there are various artists around who mark the occasion, by coming out with various art forms in order to mark the occasion. One of them is Sudarsan Pattnaik, who is known for his breathtaking and iconic art. He mainly specialises in sand art. The artist never ceases to amaze with his iconic sand art. Whatever the occasion, happy or sad, he always finds a way to represent its essence, most often on Puri beach, and often times, elsewhere.

This Holi, however, he's outdone even himself.

At Bhubaneshwar airport, he's created an installation that captures how Holi is a festival that binds families together. The art contains faces of the members of a nuclear Indian family -- perhaps a more current envisioning than say 20 years earlier when families used to be more 'joint'.

But it's the other sand art, the one at his favourite stomping ground, that truly captures the joy of playing Holi!

The art form is completely breathtaking, and many Netizens have also taken to the micro-blogging site Twitter to appreciate his work. He is known all over the country and abroad because of his iconic artwork. Every time there is a celebration, he graces us with one of his artwork, that is a complete delight to the eye. Every time he is spotted near the sands, we can for sure say that he is up to bring out something completely positive and creative. The magic is all in the teeth, and Sudarsan has nailed that aspect! Anyone who claims to have played Holi but is still flashing a Colgate smile needs to be liberally applied a couple of fistfuls of gulal and a few pichkari-full of water!