15.2 C
Ontario
Friday, October 22, 2021

Tribute to Leander Paes through art installation


Leander Paes and Aaditya Thackeray at the unveiling of the art installation in Mumbai on Monday

IMAGE: Leander Paes and Aaditya Thackeray at the unveiling of the art installation in Mumbai on Monday. Photograph: Sahil Salvi/Rediff.com

India tennis legend Leander Paes along with Maharashtra’s Tourism and Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray inaugurated ‘Waves’ an art installation by artist Krishna Kedar at Bandra in Mumbai on Monday.

 

It is a Mumbai beautification initiative by the RPG Art Foundation in collaboration with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

Leander Paes and his daughter Ayanna Paes at the unveiling 

IMAGE: Leander Paes and his daughter Ayanna Paes at the unveiling. Photograph: Kind courtesy Leander Paes/Facebook

Also present at the unveiling was Leander’s daughter Ayanna Paes.

The installation is made up of over 500 tennis rackets forged in weather-proof, chrome-plated stainless steel. The rackets sit on a blue base of an Apex Floor-guard emulsion, with an iconographic human figure holding a tennis racket perched unfalteringly against the vibrant fluidity of the wave, symbolising Leander Paes’s contribution to sports.

Waves 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Leander Paes/Facebook

The installation aims to celebrate the spirit, courage and ability Mumbaikars to overcome daily obstacles thrown at them.

The artwork that took over six months in the making, weighs 600 kgs and stands at 10 x 15 x 6 feet in height, length, and width, respectively.



Source link

Latest news

💕😭 SAD HEART TOUCHING SONGS 2021❤️ SAD SONGS 💕 | BEST SONGS COLLECTION ❤️| BOLLYWOOD ROMANTIC SONGS

Feel the music it just make your heart to forget all the pain❣☺❤️❤️✔Celebrate this LOVE SEASON with your LOVED one's by dedicating this Beautiful...

Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Netflix show latest to try to help couples solve sex problems

Gwyneth Paltrow is starring in a new Netflix show — but it's not what you think. The actor-turned wellness guru is behind...

SC Adjourns Hearing on West Bengal’s Suit Against CBI Probe in Post-poll Violence Cases

The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned till November 16 the hearing on the lawsuit filed by the West Bengal government which alleged that...

San Jose faces Toronto, seeks 4th straight victory

By Staff The Associated Press Posted October 22, 2021 3:14 am Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+
Related news

💕😭 SAD HEART TOUCHING SONGS 2021❤️ SAD SONGS 💕 | BEST SONGS COLLECTION ❤️| BOLLYWOOD ROMANTIC SONGS

Feel the music it just make your heart to forget all the pain❣☺❤️❤️✔Celebrate this LOVE SEASON with your LOVED one's by dedicating this Beautiful...

Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Netflix show latest to try to help couples solve sex problems

Gwyneth Paltrow is starring in a new Netflix show — but it's not what you think. The actor-turned wellness guru is behind...

SC Adjourns Hearing on West Bengal’s Suit Against CBI Probe in Post-poll Violence Cases

The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned till November 16 the hearing on the lawsuit filed by the West Bengal government which alleged that...

San Jose faces Toronto, seeks 4th straight victory

By Staff The Associated Press Posted October 22, 2021 3:14 am Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+