August 2022

These Painted pipes bring joy to the greenspace

Besides giving a dreary and mind-numbing look, nothing could have been more special about the cement drainage pipes lying in the backyard of the campus. It was Mr. Arunagiri M, Facility Manager upon a suggestion from our Registrar, commodore S R Sridhar (Retd.), who took the initiative of giving those pipes a new splendid look. It was an apt example of creating something new from the old. The cement pipes are now converted to alluring pot stands.

The installation of pot stands now complements the greenery of the institute’s gradenscapes. Apart from the art and design, there is an element of number and geometrical patterns to these pot stands. The magic square created by Mr. Subramani dons one of those pots, making the environment more colourful. Some of the students and housekeeping staff have put their hands into creating these pipes into beautiful pot stands. They look vibrant and yet harmonious adding pleasantness to the environment. The usage of acrylic paints was a great choice as they are water-soluble when wet and yet because it is a plastic polymer, they dry into a flexible, water-resistant, and durable surface to which subsequent layers of paint can be added without disturbing the underlying layers. They’re also very versatile, producing good results on a variety of surfaces. And they’re suitable for any size of artwork: the best acrylic paints make it easy to paint precise details on smaller pieces, while many ranges offer common colours in bigger tubes, making them suitable for large pieces.