“Stacking thousands of pieces of stone by first segregating them according to their colour, and then assembling them up according to their sizes to achieve an appealing, clean look is no ordinary feat. This is accomplished only by a skilled artisan,” says Sandeep, Site Engineer, and Supervisor at GoodEarth.
I realized the true magnitude of this statement after talking to Biju, the craftsman who, along with three others, took over two months to build the magnificent entry pavilion. Biju passionately pointed out some of the fun designs he had created such as a flower vase, penguin, football, and an elephant among many others by careful placement of the desired coloured stones with scrupulous use of a small hammer.
This labour of love strikingly stands out to welcome people into the community as an entry pavilion in Medley and as a charming gazebo in Mosaic with its seating in a vibrant hue of oxide finish.
However, it is the vivid narrative created in its finest details that makes one pause in awe, ponder and truly appreciate the art created out of this pile of junk, which is eco-friendly, sustainable, and a prototype to keep experimenting and be innovative.