Inorbit Mall Vadodara unveils 12ft creative art sculpture 'The Protectors' to recognize covid warriors
Aims to encourage citizens, retailers and stakeholders to adopt Reduce; Reuse; Recycle
Inorbit Mall Vadodara recently unveiled 'The Protectors' - a symbolic sculpture to represent and appreciate the collective contribution of Covid warriors. The sculpture simultaneously also intends to promote the concept of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by comprising unused scrap into creative pieces of art and thereby contributing to the Green Movement taking place in different spheres of life.
This sculpture showcases covid warriors like doctors, police and common man holding an umbrella and protecting our mother earth from the rain of Corona Virus, signifying their teamwork by working day and night to protect us. This art installation also refers to the term "Umbrella Protection", implying protection from large and potentially devastating liability claims or judgments.
The sculpture formed with scrap material like mild steel plates, rods (TMT bars), iron and automobile fragments, is created by Krunal Kahar & team and conceptualized & curated by ArtCroc, an entity of Infine Art Ventures LLP. The start-up is also recognized by the Central Government department - The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
Speaking about the initiative, Agnelo Fernandes (Centre Head), Inorbit Mall, Vadodara said, "With the sculpture 'The Protectors', we aim to produce art as social intervention, to inspire awe and joy, to educate, and to alter the attitudes of viewers. Our Covid warriors are doing a great job in defending our world and it's necessary we do our bit as well. Usually, the word SCRAP sends jitters to many, and for the same reason we chose to use this material to change to mindsets and to encourage stakeholders and retails buyers to patronize REDUCE; REUSE; RECYCLE."
The art work indicated that converting scrap into valuable art pieces is an innovative way to show concern for the environment. It also emphasized the reality of waste disposal posing a serious environmental challenge in India and stated that such an initiative will also encourage citizens to take concrete actions to ease the situation.
The sculpture was unveiled by Dr. Devanshu Patel (President, Parul University) & Dr. Parul Patel (Vice President Parul University).
Size: Approx 12 feet height including umbrella
Weight: Approx 500 kilograms
Medium: Scrapped mild steel plates, rods, iron (TMT bars) and automobile fragments