World Environment Day 2018: This sand artist from India made a huge sand turtle with plastic bottles to #BeatPlasticPollutionhttps://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-in-india/world-environment-day-sudarsan-pattnaik-sand-art-turtle-beat-plastic-pollution-twitter-5204657/

World Environment Day 2018: This sand artist from India made a huge sand turtle with plastic bottles to #BeatPlasticPollution

Sudarsan Pattnaik, popular for his works using sand, made a sand turtle, with installations of plastic bottles at Odisha's Puri beach to spread the message of #BeatPlasticPollution, which is the theme of this year's celebrations.

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The theme of his work is #BeatPlasticPollution, which is also the theme of this year’s World Environment Day celebrations. (Source: Sudarsan Pattnaik/Twitter)

As people across the world have come together to spread the message of sustainable living and containng plastic pollution on WOrld Environment Day today (June 5), an Indian sand-artist’s work in going viral. Sudarsan Pattnaik, popular for his works using sand, made a sand turtle, with installations of plastic bottles at Odisha’s Puri beach to spread the message of #BeatPlasticPollution, which is the theme of this year’s celebrations. His installation has raked in praise and support on social media, especially Twitter. The magnanimous work of art is a scathing social commentary, no less, on our harmful consumption habits that result in disrupting the harmonious natural habitat around us.

This is Pattnaik’s installation.

Also, here is a video on its making.

Mesmerising, isn’t it?!