Two sculptors of Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh have built a 14 feet statue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by making use of scrap material. The father-son duo K.Venkateswara Rao and K. Ravi Chandra began work 2 months ago.
While Venkateswara Rao is a fifth generation sculptor, his son Ravi has a Master’s degree in fine arts. The duo earlier made a statue of Mahatma Gandhi by using 75,000 bolts and nuts.
The statue is made from over a ton of waste thrown by automobile companies and collected from scrap markets in Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Guntur and Chennai. They took the help of a team of 10 members to create the statue.
Statues are usually made of bronze and it was difficult for the team to do perfect facial features with the available scrap. They used GI wire for the facial expressions, hairstyle, beard and glasses. It took them more than 600 hours to do this art.
This statue will be installed in a park in Bengaluru on September 16 by BJP corporator Mohan Raju.