HWC 2018: Bhubaneswar city walls come alive with 3D murals

Bhubaneswar: With the Capital city of the State set to witness the excitement of the upcoming Hockey World Cup 2018, 3D artists are working hard to ensure the city gets the best of 3D murals on its walls before the beginning of the event.

Four foreign 3D artists have taken up the difficult task of drawing the paintings at night (to avoid traffic) while fighting the bugs. The paintings by one of the painters Tracy Lee Stum have been phenomenal enough to stop passer-bys for a picture.

Meanwhile, the painters said that they are enjoying their work at night.

“This piece is about children having fun in a great environment. Children need secured environment to enjoy their childhood and this drawing reflects that spirit,” Tracy Lee Stum said.

Another 3D artist G Schindler said, “It is challenging to draw with the low light at night and bugs troubling you. But we are doing the work and hopefully will finish it on time.”

The four 3D artists have been assigned the task of drawing 3D paintings on various themes at four major squares – Vani Vihar, Acharya Vihar, Jaydev Vihar and Indradhanu Market.

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has assigned this task keeping in mind international tourists and players that will throng the city during the Hockey World Cup 2018.

The life-size murals being prepared under the Street Art and Murals Project (STAMP) of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation is targeted to be completed by November 15.

On the other hand, local students working along with the foreign artists have expressed their displeasure over not being provided security while working during the night.

“We have learnt about new tricks from the artists who have come from America. There is no security around,” said local artist Swadhin Mallick.

“This is our chance to learn as we hardly get opportunity to come to know about style of work of foreign artists,” Padmabati Tripathy, student of BK Art College said.