Japanese Artist Yusuke Asai enlivened a classroom in Sujata Village, India with his murals made entirely from sand, mud and dirt. The intricately detailed swirls, animals and figures cover every inch of the walls and ceilings, creating a fantastical experience. The inspiring murals were painted at the Niranjana School as part of the Wall Art Festival, to bring art to the children in this isolated village.
Asai turned to the village itself for his medium, collecting dust, dirt, ask and straw to use as a totally organic paint. The resulting murals have hues of reds, browns and black, which help children relate their surroundings to the art he created. Sujata Village depends on farming to make a living, so Asai wanted the children to gain inspiration from the earth and land their families live and work on.
The beautiful murals are vibrant and detailed, with patterns stretching from wall to wall. Animals, both mythical and real, look down from the ceiling, while tree branches interweave their way up the walls. Flowers and plants, which can be found in the village, are given new meaning as they make up the patterns throughout the mural in the different hues of mud and dirt. The ground was covered with local straw, to make the room totally immersive, taking the children out of the classroom and into the world of art.
After the festival, Asai worked with the children to wipe down and clean the temporary murals from their classroom walls.
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