Yusuke Asai is a Japanese artist that has created a truly stunning mural across the walls and ceilings of a classroom in Northeast India using mud! The mesmerizing paintings are featured in the Niranjana School and are part of the Wall Art Festival that was held in the rural Sujata Village, located in the poor Bihar state of the country.
The art depicts all manner of sprawling designs, patterns, and images, including the likes of humans, animals, and plant life, all of which were painted by Asai and a host of other Japanese artists, as well as getting help from local talents too.
It aims to raise awareness about the standard of living for smaller villages like this around Bihar, who often lack access to cultural centers so rarely see any form of art. The mural was created with some rather unique materials, including local mud, ash, dust, and straw, which reflects the reliance on that local farmers have towards the land. After a short exhibition, Asai worked together with local children to clean the mural from the walls. This served as a lesson for the children, showcasing the cycle of life in the form of art.