Ten unique artists from different parts of the country came together to raise funds for ‘Help In Suffering’, an established charitable organisation that has been working wonders for the benefit of furry four-legged friends. By Amitha Ameen
The 1st edition of National Scrap Metal Art Symposium, an initiative by Clarks Amer Jaipur in support of Help in Suffering, saw 10 different artists come together to create life-sized recreations of animals and birds using scrap metal. The symposium featured renowned artists including national award winner Ratan Saha, Ankit Patel, Sunny Sridhar, Ratan Saha, Hansraj Chitrabhoomi, Surya and Ritu Singh, Appalaraju Surkala, Ramandeep, Praful Singh, Padmini Singh Chauhan, and Yogesh Prajapati.
The symposium witnessed some artists playing with scrap as a medium for the first time ever, which brought out very interesting results. The 10-day workshop, apart from creating awareness for animals, also aimed at shedding light on sustainability, through the practice of reduce and reuse.
The 10 installations included animals like the camel, cat, dog, horse among others keeping in tune with the actual rescued animals that are under the care of Help in Suffering. To understand the cause better for which they were working, the artists were also taken to the Help in Suffering center to see the kind of animals and work being done for their welfare.
“I got around two tonnes of material from Clarks Amer itself. I along with Timmie Kumar ma’am, the managing trustee of Help In Suffering decided to bring together 10 different artists to contribute to this cause. These 10 artists would have their way of interpreting animals, and that would bring more awareness to the center and cause. We hope this will urge people to contribute whatever they can for the wellness of these animals,” said artist Hansraj who played an instrumental part in bringing together the symposium.
The completed art pieces will be showcased at a three-day auction in Jaipur. Volunteers and workers associated with the center hope to raise funds and awareness through this initiative for Help in Suffering.
If you would like to be a part of this cause, adopt or contribute to these helpless animals in any way small or big, you can visit their website here to learn more.