Artist Yusuke Asai Uses 27 Different Shades Of Mud for Work of Art

By: Meghan Young - Oct 14, 2014
References: arataniurano & beautifuldecay
The work of Yusuke Asai is incredible. Originally making headlines earlier this year after creating a similar mural for the Niranjana School in Bahar, east India, Yusuke Asai has brought this muddy technique to the Rice Gallery in Houston, Texas. He uses 27 different shades of mud to create the massive mural, which takes over the walls and floors of this space.

Far from abstract, however, Yusuke Asai's mural is full of intricate details and imagery. Yusuke Asai says, "I choose to use the earth as a medium because I can find dirt anywhere in the world and do not need special materials. Dirt is by nature very different than materials sold in art stores! Seeds grow in it and it is home to many insects and microorganisms. It is a "living" medium."