There’s a trend in India called Gobar art (Gobar is the Nepali word for cow dung). Sculptures are being made out of the same kind of manure that’s been used for flooring and wall covering in the villages of India for millennia. Emerging Indian artist L.N. Tallur is displaying his Gobar art at Peter Nagy’s Gallery Nature Morte in New Delhi. Known for his kinetic sculptures, Tallur created a six foot tall wooden log smeared with cow dung and embedded with coins. Visitors are invited to tap, hit or chisel at it with small mallets. The title of the exhibition is: “Chromatophobia: The Fear of Money.”
Artist Dilip Goyal of Gwalior, India has made about 75 statues of iconic Indian gods and goddesses out of cow dung. He hopes to raise enough money via Kickstarter to open a museum in Madhya Pradesh state like Madame Tussauds in London.
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