30 May '14, 8pm

Artist paints immersive classroom murals with mud

Artist paints immersive classroom murals with mud

Earth's soils not only sustains all living things with its bounty, those same soils can also inspire us with its beauty. Humans have built homes with earth's soils for thousands of years, made pottery , and have even painted with earth. Working with Tokyo non-profit Wall Art Project, which brings art into schools in India, Tibet and elsewhere, Japanese artist Yusuke Asai created these stunning murals for the Niranjana School in Bahar, in the eastern state of Bihar, India. © Yusuke Asai © Yusuke Asai Titled “Earth Painting; The Forest of Vows," this intensely patterned work features stylized animals and people, and was done with seven different types of soil, cow dung, water and straw. Covering all the walls and ceilings, this soil-based artwork presents an immersive visual experience to the students, plus an aesthetics lesson grounded in ecology and the local customs of us...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/yusuke-asai-paints-indi...

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