This 28 year old young man, Artist Navasree Reji, is a pride of my village, Olavipe. He studied up to school final and dropped out. He couldn’t concentrate on the curriculum because his mind is full of beautiful images and he has been transferring them on all kinds of vegetables, Thermocol (Styrofoam) (an exclusive technique that he developed), ice and other medium.
Recently he has turned to more difficult materials like coconut tree wood which is hard and difficult to carve.
Some of Reji's creations are presented below:
Major hotels, film producers and others come often to meet Reji. So does the media. He has been widely covered by both English and Malayalam newspapers and Television.
Reji's contact address is:
Artist Reji, Navasree, Olavaippu, Kerala, India - 688 526
Telephone: 91 478 2524152
Photos provided by Navasree.
OLAVIPE: Gift of the waves to Kerala, God's Own Country.