L Eshwar Rao, the renowned miniature sculptor of Odisha, created a miniature ‘Ganesh temple’ with the help of 408 already used and thrown-away ball pens.
This Ganesh Chaturthi, Eshwar has chosen to pay his respect to Lord Ganesha through his distinctive art forms. Any onlooker will be bowled over by the sculptor’s artworks that have been made using waste material ranging from bottles to batteries, ball pens to pencils.
Jatani-based sculptor Rao has created a miniature ‘Mandap’ of Lord Ganesha which would charm anyone, especially the environmentalists.
“With the help of ball pens, I have created this tiny mandap for Lord Ganesha. Moreover, I have taken a small bottle of 1ml to showcase a miniature of the Lord in it and also tried out my hand at carving a sculpture from a normally used cell battery. This is my way to represent the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi,” revealed Eshwar Rao.
Eshwar has a distinction of sculpting a series of miniature art and sculptures related to specific occasions and seasons, and his medium includes graphite pencil tips, crayons, soaps, chalk pieces, candles, tamarind and tobacco seeds, rice grains, and even haldi which forms the base of his works.
Talented yet unassuming, L Eshwar Rao has been hailed and achieved the “Most Number of Bottles Art” record this year. It consists of artwork made of 500 bottles art on soap, stones, chalk pieces, and colored crayons.