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Geeta Devi, with Bindiya and Sonali

2017/2017

Project FUEL

Project FUEL

All her life, Geeta Devi has taken care of her cattles, be it before or after her marriage. As a tribute to her never ending spirit, we decided to paint a mural featuring her in the same sari she wears; and along with her are Bindiya and Sonali, her buffaloes.

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  • Title: Geeta Devi, with Bindiya and Sonali
  • Date Created: 2017/2017
  • Location: Saur, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand
  • Type: Mural
  • Contributor: The initiative in Saur, sponsored by RoundGlass and supported by Due North uniquely addressed the problem of migration to urban spaces. Saur is now the first village in recent history to have a documented database of life lessons from an entire community exhibited on the exterior of every house wall including the abandoned ones.
  • External Link: RoundGlass, Due North
  • Medium: Weather-proof Exterior Wall Paint
  • Project: The Wise Wall Project is an initiative by Project FUEL and FUEL Foundation to document the rural wisdom of our villages and celebrate it through art murals. The initiative transforms villages into living classrooms, turning the walls of the same onto blackboards and canvases that uncover striking yet simple life learnings. The project aims to ignite a movement of transforming the long forgotten villages into open-air galleries, exhibiting human wisdom for anyone and everyone in the world to see and benefit from. The Wise Wall Project in rural Uttarakhand's Saur village in Tehri Garhwal documented the life lessons of an entire village and then showcased the collective wisdom through art on the walls of the village. This initiative in Saur was sponsored by RoundGlass and supported by Due North. We envisioned The Wise Wall Project to be a statement in and of itself. And Saur is now the first village in recent history to have a documented database of life lessons from an entire community exhibited on the exterior of every house wall including the abandoned ones. A village has now been transformed into a big classroom with each wall being a blackboard that uncovers striking yet simple life learnings.
  • Photography: Vibhor Yadav

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