Steve Casino is renowned worldwide for his unique ability to create incredible sculptures using quite the alternative canvas… shelled peanuts, and with lots of creativity and technical efforts and our own collaboration with him regarding the concept, we brought to life a special homage to the famous Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi and aptly during the month of his birth anniversary being acknowledged worldwide.
His creations have ranged from creating sculptures of famous icons from music and entertainment including Bob Marley, Batman, Andre the Giant and many more.
This is one of the first for a global leader, and with this piece in collaboration with Guavo Media, the inspiration was a special, personal homage to the Mahatma on what was this month of his 145th birthday anniversary date for the advocate of non violence and his own termed philosophy of ‘Ahimsa’
With this piece of art in homage to Gandhi, Steve explores the relevance of his philosophy for our modern times and the current global climates… and we ponder on whether another ‘Mahatma’ could be amongst us all on earth to make the kind of positive impact the man born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi had on a nation, whilst capturing the sentiments of the entire human race when he was alive all those years ago.
In Steves’ sculpture, his figure of Gandhi shows him sitting in the lotus position with the backdrop of some of the current world situations. It also shows him holding the peace sign, whilst sitting in semi-meditative state… one eye open and an expression of hope for the world. It also captures the almost cheeky and light hearted demeanour of the real-life Gandhiji, who had a great sense of humour and was consciously fascinated by the world around him. The quote is apt for the current global climates and maybe a message given to the global leaders of today.
We wait patiently for the next mahatma… and in the mean time, leaving you with another ditty from his own wise words:
“Be the change you want to see in the world!”
Special thanks to Steve Casino + heres remembering the great Mahatma’s teachings and philosophy on his 145th birth anniversary this week on 2nd October… and how it may still be relevant and adaptable in the modern world of today.
And even as this piece is written, I alongside the rest of us here in the land of newsivity dedicate every day to try to become the change.
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Credits: Steve Casino / Guavo Media
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