Three youths in Pune have created a sculpture from over 100 used glass bottles and 250 lights in the shape of a tree. Anvam Nagpal, 17, R Siddharth, 24 and Anvika Nagpal, 12, came together to create the ‘Árbol de la Luz’, which means ‘Tree of Light’ in the Spanish language. The sculpture was unveiled at a ceremony recently and the theme was victory of good over evil. Dr S B Mujumdar, Founder and President of Symbiosis Group of Institutes, said he was fascinated by the sculpture.
He felt that “elegance of glass and the brilliance of light” was an apt description for the sculpture. It took five months for the nine-feet-tall structure, which weighs over a tonne.
The ‘tree’ was also studded with symbolic fruits, each wrapped in strands of light. “It is a representation of the need for recycling and how aware our young generation is of this fact. The tree, made from glass bottles and intertwined with various lights, is an essence of nature we are trying hard to bring back”, said Siddharth.