Visakhapatnam: India’s first-of-its-kind paper sculpture institute is coming up in this port city. Noted self-taught paper sculptor Moka Satish Kumar has been planning to set up a paper sculpture institute of global standards. The institute will have unique syllabus and atypical academic features.
Satish Kumar is the one and only paper sculptor in India who has created 240 eye-catching pieces so far, though paper is not everyone’s choice when it comes to making sculptures. He complements his works with attractions, including LED lighting and individual showcases.
A resident of Gopalapatnam, Satish Kumar, a commerce graduate, has worked as an accountant in a private company. However, fine arts being his childhood fancy, he had kept up his interest into adulthood and today his mindset is such that he cannot be happy as an ‘employee’ – an artistic trait.
Finally, 12 years ago, he resigned to job and started working on paper craft. Not satisfied with doing routine craftwork, he looked for various ways and means in which he could something special with paper – his consuming passion. That’s when he hit upon paper sculpture, knowing few across the world emerged as paper sculptors.
Source : TheHansIndia