How Indian Sculptors make artistic sculptures?
Art living since ages
India has perhaps most beautiful stone sculptures in the world.Here we find cave temples existing since 6th century A.D. Wonderful rock-cut temples at Ajantha, Ellora,giant monolithic free standing statues of Gommateshwara at Shravanabelagola, Karkala etc, Marvelous marble temple carvings found at Mount Abu Dilwara temples and Ranakpur temple etc, are silently announcing the fantastic sculpturing talent of Indian sculptors.
But the days are not gone.There are hundreds of such talented sculptors who can do such works even today. the tradition is not lost. It is most living and many are in great demand and they are working regularly on creating new sculptors everyday.
Here i am presenting the account of one such sculptors' workshop that I practically visited.
The workshop you find in these photoes is one that you find on Honnavara-Kumta national highway ,on the west coast of Karnataka.They bring stones for carving from little distance .They wish to select little hard stones. But they are also capable of carving in sift stones also.
The photoes here show the sculptures working there, along with some of their works in various stages in their making.
To give the idea how they were making in old times, the photograph of an incomplete sculpture with sketch on it and some work, is also given.