By Arré Bench Aug. 25, 2020
A gorgeous diorama of a Mumbai chawl celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi has been doing the rounds of WhatsApp. The miniature installation was created by Vedant Waikar, a student of Sir JJ School of Applied Arts, and Parag Sawant. Made of clay and recycled materials, the installation took a month to complete.
While most people who claimed that they would undertake a personal project during lockdown are still thinking about how to begin, artist Vedant Waikar has already completed his. And just in time too, as Waikar’s project is a diorama that depicts a typical lively and vibrant Ganeshotsav scene in a Mumbai chawl, even as the city celebrates a more subdued version of the festival this year against the backdrop of the global pandemic.