Holika and his team have completed the new entry wall. It has been artistically plastered and dyed to look like stone. They have also been working on the base around the Mango Mandapam which is being renovated.
The monastery is having a new wall built to replace the old bamboo fence. The wall will be plastered and made to look like natural stone. This is the wall which aspiring young monastics sit by while begging entrance into the monastery. The potential monk meditates on the monastery and its function. He works to inwardly attune himself to its vibration in hopes that he will be accepted in as a postulant sadhaka.
Work moves forward on the Media Studio renovation. Here is the main space, now being closed in with framing for the walls. The ceiling is being prepared for the coffers that were made some months back from our own Kauai woods. There are 18 of them, and inside will be different village kolams. LED lights will be hidden inside the coffer, creating an indirect light bounced off the canvas kolam.
Sharing today a couple of images that show the design directions for the publication's building renovation. The first one shows some ventilation grates and windows, done in a kolam tribal motif. Followed by some screen shots of the interior from above, one showing the floor.
Holly Young has sent these photos of the third silpi memorial wax, showing Manikandan (remember him?) sharpening a red-hot chisel. It's so charming how she captured his cloth wrapped up as a cushion, and everything else for that matter. Such a gift she has.
Holly has completed the molds for this one and they are now in Colorado ready to be poured.
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