Japanese artist Yusuke Asai recently transformed the boring blank walls of this primary school, located in the village of Maharashtra in India, into a beautiful display of nature. The artist first completed a wall-to-ceiling mural in the Niranjana School as a part of the Wall Art Festival in 2011, an event that aims at sustainable international cooperation through the power of art. The mud-based creation was such a hit that Asai was invited back again this year to complete this piece, entitled Sprouting life in the forest – Fatherly Tree, Motherly Mountain.
Asai used soil from the surrounding village as his medium to produce the stunning display of earth tones that cover the blue walls, ceiling, and floor in swirling, nature-inspired patterns. The local children were also asked to participate in the artwork by leaving handprints along the walls. Asai then transformed the tiny palms and fingers into winged birds.