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Mexican Student's Art Work Shows Way for Clean Beach

A piece of art was placed on the beach to attract people to throw garbage into the bins instead of littering it all around. By this time, the structure drew the attention of many and one could see people taking the garbage from the beach side and putting it in the bin.

Published: 21st February 2014 09:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st February 2014 09:08 AM   |  A+A-

A piece of art was placed on the beach to attract people to throw garbage into the bins instead of littering it all around. By this time, the structure drew the attention of many and one could see people taking the garbage from the beach side and putting it in the bin. The idea of placing the piece of art was put forth by Leyla Brashka from Mexico after she saw garbage strewn all over the beach. 

Leyla, who has come down to Puducherry to do her residency in art, was upset after seeing the littered beach and decided to do something to address the problem. She joined hands with TASMAI, a centre for art and culture, where she is doing residency in designing the structure  called ‘dristhi mukham’ for the cause. The iron structure was executed by D Saravana and mesh was put with the assistance of Perine Angly from France.

Just like the usual ‘dhristi mukhams’ to ward off evil eye, this one also conveys the message of warding away garbage from the ocean side, said Kirthi Chandak of TASMAI.

Pointing to the big bags of garbage, she said, “It is what we collected over a week from the beach where the municipality does not clean.” 

“This art work is an attempt to realise one’s responsibility of protecting the earth. The Drishti Mukham will spread awareness among the public and keep the garbage menace at bay,” added  Kirthi further.

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