Can we Make sculptures from bath soaps? An ordinary person may think it’s impossible. But Biju won’t. This Doha based Keralite Biju Chandrika Gangadharan, is creating wonders by making sculptures from bath soaps. For him these are not just bath soaps. When bath soaps get in touch with Biju’s hands it takes various shapes including gods, birds, animals and historical monuments. Here, art is enchanting its distinct form through soap sculptures.
Biju who hails from the capital city of Kerala, is a computer graphics professional with more than 15 years’ experience in 3D and web graphics. For Biju carving various shapes and idols from soaps was just a passing time activity in the initial days. But later the ‘fragrant art’ became part of his life. Whenever he gets a short break during his professional life it was made used for this amazing and odd hobby.No particular time is kept for the making of soap sculpture. Even after a small nap Biju could easily wake up and go into the world of art.
If we ask him how he was fit into such an art form, Biju verves into his earlier life and even with a little pride says it was from his father Gangadgaran, he learned the first lesson of hard work. “The flair didn’t come as hereditary nor inherently. Ours was a middle class family and we, my sister and I learned everything from my father. He works hard as anyone. When i was 15 i lost my father. But the way he made us to grow up and face life was of high value. You may feel that the art of soap sculpture is quite difficult. But considering the life I had in the past and especially what my father taught me is that there is nothing in the world that can stop you. Such a confidence was injected inside me by my father”, Biju says.