Monday, July 26, 2010


Mummy found these lovely figures and designs all made out of a simple mixture of sand and cement displayed on the roadside while on her way to work.

That is the hut where a humble labourer lives.

He derives his livelihood out of constructing cement rings for dug-wells.

For thousands of years, dug-wells have been in use to obtain drinking water. These wells are holes dug deep into the earth down to the water-table.
In rural India, these are still a popular as a source of drinking water.

Sometimes, these wells are left open to the environment and can get polluted by animal waste etc.
Improved wells have rings around them, like caissons, that project higher than ground level and help protect the groundwater from being polluted.
Often a mixture of cement with sea or river sand, which is cheap and readily available, is used for making these rings.
It was very interesting, moving and inspiring to find these lovely works of art in this humble abode of a minimum wage labourer.
That is why today this unknown man is our ‘Face of the Week’.

Hope you liked knowing him.

Pee Ess: Guess what Furiends? The sun peeked out from behind the clouds today.
              Not very Happy and Bright but definitely a very long and inquisitive peek!!

(Sun portrait courtesy Google)
Thank you very much. That was certainly an example of what we call the 'Power of Collective Positive Thinking'

SISTERTEX seems to be on a holiday. But nevertheless, we are still playing this very special meme.


Mr. Pip said...

This is very interesting, thanks for sharing! I love to learn new things and see new places. Where in India do you live?

Your pal, Pip

little princess Luna~ said...

hi guys--ditto with pips comment~! ;)


Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! That was cool, Mom likes to sculpt things in concrete too, those are beaWootiful!
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Maggie Mae said...

A most interesting post today. Thank you for introducing this unknown man to us. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Kari in WeHo said...

those are beautiful

Don't forget, we are now located at

Lola said...

Oh, those are beautiful. This is most interesting. Good for that man behind the unknown face for keeping beauty in his life, which by the looks of things might be kind of hard.

lotsa licks, Lola

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Beautiful work and very interesting story. We love learning about things that happen in other parts of our world.

So glad you saw some sun - did you get a walk too?

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Priscilla said...

Yes. I agree. His works are absolutely stunning!

houndstooth said...

How beautiful! It seems almost like finding buried treasure! You are lucky to come across something like that!


Chewy said...

those are awesome pics guys!


Teddy Bear said...

Those are pawesome works out art. Thank you so much for sharing with us.:)

Teddy Bear

Keisha said...

O hai! Woof. :)

scotsmad said...

A true artist just expresses his art without regard for money or fame. Thank you for showing us his art.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

jabblog said...

What fantastic work! This man makes such beautiful pieces.

Anonymous said...

Very cool sculptures! And an interesting story too!

I'd be happy to walk with you on this trail and "mark" your favorite sculptures for you ;)

Maggie and Mitch said...

What an interesting post and what beautiful work this man does!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

JD and Max said...

Hi Buddy and Ginger - how fascinating, those workmen really are talented. We're glad that your mom took these photos as we love to see different things from far away places! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

the booker man said...

miss ginger and buddy!
happy happy joy joy that you got a little bit of the sunshinies finally! i hope you keep getting more and more.
thanks for sharing those pictures and woofing about the wells. it was very interesting! those cement sculptures are really really pretty! mama says her favorite is the bottom one in the 4th picture. it looks like a hooge blooming flower!
the booker man