Miniature artist Cuttack wins accolades by turning trash into art

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A Cuttack student has carved out a niche for himself as a miniature artist by creating replicas of several monuments using scraps like wax, matches, cardboard and tissue paper.

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty of Jhanjir Mangala, Cuttack was rewarded by creating a miniature model of Kedarnath temple. Smruti used scraps like wax, matches, cardboard and tissue paper to create the 27 centimeter high temple.

Previously, he had captured statewide attention by creating an inch-tall wax miniature of Lord Jagannath. He was also the talk of the town due to the creation of a small miniature tank by Lord Jagannath. Among his other works, the ten incarnations of Lord Jagannath also won him praise from all quarters.

Smruti, who is currently a +2 student, has won a number of national awards for his rare artwork. He also entered the India Book of Records and the Asia Book for his splendid creativity.

Smruti, who is a great devotee of Lord Jagannath, dedicates his art and talent to Lord Jagannath and his parents. Smruti’s parents are proud of his art and ideas.

“With the grace of Lord Jagannath, I aspire to further develop my skills and build even smaller sculptures in the future,” Smruti said.

(Edited by Ramakant Biswas)

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