Chennai fine arts students showcase sand sculpting talent

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Chennai, Jan 18 (ANI): Fine art students on Sunday created sand sculptures here to generate awareness among urban youth.

Around 32 students from the Theni Melapettai Hindu Matriculation Higher Secondary School used three sculptures as a prop to depict three different messages aimed at preserving and practising fine arts as a subject.

The students formed structures using only sand and water as raw materials for creating the three sculptures of Mother Gorilla holding its Baby depicting Care, a Mermaid signifying rarity and peculiarly different and Unique and the third sculpture being the Laughing Buddha, a symbol of Happiness.

"We are conducting this primarily to generate awareness among the people through different themes of display. The underlying message is to enhance the creative mind of individuals," said T. Suganya.

"Students are not showing any interest in fine arts these days, that is why its demand is declining tremendously. So, all we wanted is to display the talents of the students of fine arts and showcase them in front of the people, as to reveal how interesting and innovative the subject is. That is the only reason we organised and camped here," said Saradha, a teacher.

The camp was successful in drawing the attention of the public as many stood admiring the artwork and appreciate the effort of the students. (ANI)

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