sand santa claus with plastic bottles Photograph:( Others )
The installation is a whopping 30 feet high and 100 feet wide. About 800 tonnes of sand and 10,000 plastic bottles were used for the giant attempt.
On the eve of Christmas celebrations, international sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik attempted yet another world record. He created a breath-taking installation of the world's biggest Santa Clause on sand, using plastic bottles.
As per reports, Pattnaik's installation attempt was inspired by this year's theme for World Environment Day which called for beating plastic pollution.
The Santa Claus installation was attempted at Odisha's Puri beach and is a whopping 30 feet high and 100 feet wide.
Pattnaik is believed to have used about 800 tonnes of sand, including coloured sand, and 10,000 plastic bottles for the giant attempt.
The master sculptor was assisted by 40 of his students from Sudarsan Sand Art Institute. The entire masterpiece took about two days to get ready. Once the installation is taken down, all the plastic bottles will be recycled, said Sudarsan.
"We can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife and on our own health," Sudarsan stated.
The giant sculpture will be on display till January 1.
Sudarsan Pattnaik is a proud recipient of several world records for his sand art and installations. He holds world records in the Limca Book of Records and is also a Guinness World Record holder for creating world's tallest sand castle.
Padma Shri awardee sand artist Pattnaik has participated in over 60 international sand sculpture championships and festivals across the globe and has won many accolades for the country.