The sculpture of Ashtamudi Lake – My idea becomes a reality.
"The beauty and strength of any sculpture depends on the medium used to create it. The material I have used to create the sculpture of this lake includes 2156 photographs. Consisting of the depth, breadth, life, pulse and beauty of the lake.
The Ashtamudi Lake is one which has exerted strong influence in the artistic, cultural and revolutionary spheres of Kerala. The lake which in itself is a fusion of eight small lakes compared with other lakes amazes the onlooker by its lurning beauty.
The selected 2156 photographs are a collection of my experiences through the shore and water of the Ashtamudi Lake. This sculpture is my pilgrimage through the greate Ashtamudi lake.
By the term ‘Sculpture’ what I mean here is not a small three dimensional form as thought of by ordinary people. It is a sculpture of a three dimensional nature of a big lake and its surroundings landscape being the all in all if a culture, a country and a people. It is an ultra modern version of installation sculpture."
-- Guruprasad Ayyappan --
Kanjirottu lake is the part of the Ashtamudi Lake to the South of the sub-island Padappakkara. It is the deepest part of the Ashtamudi lake. To its west lies Perumon lake and Perumon bridge and to its south east Kundara, the place of the historic ‘Kundara Proclamation’
There are several bridges across this lake connecting its banks and its lslands together and the banks to the islands. They are Neendakara Bridge, Dalavapuram bridge, Pavumpa bridge, Perumon bridge, Pezhumthuruth bridge, Thevally bridge etc. There are many islands on this lake inhabited by people. The bridges have played a great role in the social and educational progress of the people of the islands as with the people of an main land.
The islands of the Ashtamudi lake are among the major factors which contribute to the beauty of the lake. There are big as well as small islands which are inhabited and uninhabitated by human beings. The remarkable islands include Munrothuruth, Pezhumthuruth, Pattamthuruth, Neettum thuruth, Puthenthuruth, Poothuruth, Pannaykkathuruth, Veluthuruth, Neeleswaram thuruth, Palliyam thuruthu etc.