First E-waste sculpture at Anjali children Festival, Bhubaneswar.

E-waste sculpture to add to Bhubaneswar landscape

Breathing life into junks and scraps of various electronic wastes (e-wastes) from gadgets and gizmos artists reassembled them together to create an incredible work of art. The unique sculpture that is giving the message of recycling e-wastes and preservation of mother-earth, is a 20ft high and around 15 feet width finger pointing at ground.

"Through this art work we are trying to give the message that we must use electronic gadgets but with responsibility. The nature and technology must co-exist and help in growing and protecting each other instead of being in constant conflict," said Veejayant Dash, the artists, who conceptualized the design.E-wastes including parts of different electronic gadgets like motherboards, floppy discs, CD drivers, cell phones, CDs, chipsets, CPU covers and so on have been used in the sculpture. Around 150 kgs of junks have been used in making of the art work. A team of seven artists and art students worked for five days in rain and chilling cold to complete the art work as a part of Anjali International Children's Festival that concluded at a high note here on Saturday.

"The state government has agreed to put up the sculpture at a prominent square in the city. We have suggested some prominent squares like Airport Square and KIIT Square but nothing has been finalised yet. We want the public to get engaged in the art and realise their responsibility toward environment and nature," said Sruti Mohapatra, chief coordinator of the festival.

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