CARVING LIFE ON EGG
Egg Sculptor – D. SHANKAR SILAPARASETTY
Recently on 04-11-2016, an Egg sculptor, D. SHANKAR SILAPARASETTY has been felicitated with Andhra Pradesh state award (AP Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited) for the year 2015. This is for the first time any Govt. award was given to egg art form in India.
He is a multi talented artist from Akkayapalem, Visakhapatnam Dist., AP. He learned and practiced this art form on his own since 2004. He has received many awards and appreciations from Chief Minster to Prime Minister of India. He has experimented and created many new art forms with egg shells like 3D, multi-cut egg shell art forms.
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His aim is to establish a class EGG ART MUSEUM, first of its kind in the world with facilities for training, production, exhibitions and product delivery center. As Visakhapatnam being named smart city and lot of tourism promotion projects are in the pipeline, his project would attract tourists from all over the world. It will help to establish this as a new traditional art form in India and many new artists will be created and will provide lot of direct and indirect employment opportunities. Further, artists from various countries can be invited to hold exhibitions and interactive training sessions.
Shankar also developed skill in animation, digital paintings, script writing, short film making and clay sculptures etc. He was recently appreciated by Sri Narendra Modi, Hon. PM of India and Sri Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Hon. CM of AP during their visit to Handicrafts Village, IFR, Visakhapatnam.
Awards & Rewards:
• Andhra Pradesh State award from Ministry of Textiles and Handicrafts Department 2016.
• Membership and Appreciation certificates from World Egg Artist Association, Newzealand, 2016.
• Award of Certificate and appreciation from GM, E.Co. Rly., during Celebration of 160 years of Indian Railways in 2015.
• Pratibha Puraskar (High Range of Book of World Records) from Suman Art Theaters, 2014.
• Award from Sri Ajanta Kalaramam, Tenali at 3rd National level Art and Sculpting competition, 2014.
• Young Dynamic Person Award for CREATIVE ART from Junior Chamber International Waltair (Worldwide federation of young
leaders and entrepreneurs), 2012.
• Award from Visakha Air Travelers Association 2012.
• Srujana putra award from Book of State records, 2012.
With Love & Passion
Smile Art Beats