PNLIT volunteers at Puttenahalli Lake were clearing the area around the water body and they stumbled on this big stone. It took the might of four-five men to move it after digging it out of the ground.
The shape of the stone resembles the shape of the PNLIT logo, so we decided to keep the stone. After a good scrub, see how Shana Gokul (artist, lives in the lake neighbourhood) has transformed it. PNLIT is now painted on stone!
PNLIT Stone, Nov 2012 (Pic: Nupur Jain)
Stone art has been around for thousands of years, almost as long as humans have. Early paintings on stone were most commonly done using the pigment ochre, sometimes mixed with binding agents such as blood, egg, fat and plant juices. Charcoal, clay and manganese oxide were other materials often used. Our stone was spray painted in silver and then hand painted, using enamels.