Odisha artists create sculpture of COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: To create awareness about the danger of Covid-19 infection, artist of Odisha Progressive Group created a sculpture of the novel coronavirus in Bhubaneswar.

The artists of the Odisha Progressive Group Priyaranjan Baral, Srikrushna Behera, Sudeep Barik and Bibhuti Maharana created a replica of the deadly Coronavirus in front of the Capital Police station here.

The artists created a replica of the virus using plaster of Paris, painted in the hues of orange and red. The sculpture is about 7 feet in height and about 5 feet in width. The structure sits atop a log of wood and serves as a reminder to people passing by to take all the necessary precautions to keep themselves safe and protected. They also drew a graffiti to create awareness on the pandemic during the lockdown.

Through my art I want to inform people to stay home and stay fit and I am requesting everyone to stay back at home and take care of the family members and social distancing is the only key to fight against the coronavirus pandemic, said artist Priyaranjan Baral.

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