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There begins the work of making the outside of the Media Studio more in tandem with the inside. As part of the landscaping, Holika and his team of Tongans have been working on repainting a large wall on the South side. They are painting it with two shades of green, the lighter of which is a pattern taken from nature, the amazing leaf of the tropical plant Monstera deliciosia. This giant vine has a 34-inch leaf with deep lobes and holes in the leaves. A native of south Mexico and Panama, it produces an edible fruit that tastes just like a pineapple, hence it's common name, Fruit Salad Tree. The wall will soon be planted with the vine and in five years all of the paint will be covered by the living plant itself.
Meantime the Tongans also poured concrete for the entry path to the Media Studio portico, using the same quartzite as the other paths have and creating an inviting entry access.
The final photo here is Jeff working on one of the massive rock doors.
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