Ideally, classrooms should be enclosures of creativity. A space filled with the kind of energy that gets children’s natural curiosity riled up but unfortunately, very few schools in India pay attention to such minor circumstantial situations. Most choose to turn a blind eye and others don’t see how it would really translate to an upliftment of spirits. Not this Japanese artist though.
Yusuke Asai traveled to the Niranjana School in Sujata Village, India and created this masterpiece. He used the building’s walls itself to create amazing and detailed ‘paintings’ the colours of which come straight from the earth, making use of only dirt, ash, mud & straw to create his intricate murals. More interestingly still, after all that hard work, Asai worked with the children of the school to wipe away the images and return them to Earth they came from, thereby teaching them that the art of life is but a beautiful cycle.
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