Art is reborn today – and an artist is born not made and true art is ageless. The thirst to create something beautiful rests inside all of us, but only a few posses the divine gift needed to express this, to bring out the yearning of ones heart and leave a lasting impression. Time and again art has proved that it sans many boundries, time spans, language, culture and it inspires generations to come.
We are to see one such inspiring art today, or rather witness a symphony between sculpture and drawing, of a unique umbilical cord that has connected three talented artists…. One sculptor who sculpted this spectacular Veerabadra out of solid stone fashioning a pillar that is more alive than stone – from the Srivaikuntam Temple. A vibrating pulsating action figure, rich is ornamentation and complexity, an apt challenge for the master artist silpi. To even attempt such a piece is mind boggling, but to capture it to the minute detail ( when silpi drew it looks like the sword was still in one piece but u can see that the master sculpted even the crack at that time) the pres day photo shows the sword broken at the exact spot. Can’t find words for the amount of detailing he has drawn in the background. That was the hall mark of silpi – a painting that looked more a sculpture than a painting or sketch, he could bring out the lanugage of stone or rather poetry in stone into his sketch.
Now the story spans to current day – present day tale. When Prasad wanted a challenge to sculpt during his winter break, I shared these two ( original
sculpture and the silpi sketch – thanks to. Sri pas pasupathy sir and varalaaru.com) with him.
When he said he wanted to attempt to sketch this, I expected a muted effort, but when he first sent me his initial outline, I was stumped. I knew this was a masterpiece in the making and hence came up with a plan to document the magic. So here goes, see the magician at work as he brings out this master sculpture out of thin air and makes it appear as his sketch.
Oh, the detailing of the dress, the clarity in the expressions, the intricate carvings on the sword., prasad, hats off. You are a genius. Silpi would be proud today for you are here to carry the baton. True poetry.
you can see more of Sri Prasad’s works here