For the past few years, GHMC has been commissioning artworks to make roads more colorful and interesting. Among the various artists picked up for the job happens to be Santosh Buddhi, whose most recent art installation happens to be a bottle-shaped dustbin near Tank Bund that has garnered a lot of attention.
Santosh says once GHMC assigned the project, Santosh took a couple of days to come up with his sketch. He shares that mayor Gadwal Vijayalakshmi had shown a similar installation from another city, though he wanted to leave his mark on the project. Now, his dustbin installation is made of iron and has a door to collect trash at the bottom.
The installation that is about 35 kg in weight, was made with the help of two welders. Incidentally, Santosh had made similar installations for Karimnagar and Siddipet as well. Santosh has completed his Bachelors from the Jawahar Lal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University. Iron bottle apart, Santosh has, and his team had installed a pebble structure opposite GVK Mall and the Palapitta sculpture at Road Number 70, Jubilee Hills.
He has also painted the city in myriad colors through his murals in Lakdi ka Pul railway station, Khairatabad Flyover, and near Pension office bus stop, Banjara Hills.
He recently finished Siddipet iron bottle installation and a wall mural at Khammam. He also worked on a piece called helping hands, made of nuts, which is yet to be installed by GHMC. Santosh, who has had to work his way up from an underprivileged background, is pretty happy that his work is being recognized and thankful to the civic body for giving him an opportunity.