- As an effective preaching tool for the new audience
- Can be utilized for specialized decorations during the festivals
What to present?
- Various analogies given in sastra and Srila Prabhupada’s books can be very effectively presented using dioramas.
- Visualization helps people remember and understand things easily.
Two broad categories are: -
- They are casted with fibre glass and painted with normal oil paints.
- First step is conceptualization of what we want to present. This could be done either using existing images, pencil sketches etc.
- Then a grass model is made over which ‘sculptor’ clay is applied.
- A POP mould is made using the above structure. Sometimes moulds for various parts are sevparately made then a mixture of fibre glass, catalyst, mesh, resin is poured inside the mould and allowed to dry
- After that different parts are joined together using a mixture of catalyst, cobalt and mesh.
- This form is then given a finishing touch using a zero number sand paper.
- After the finishing the form is painted as per requirement.
- For enhanced look you can give pearl finish. It’s a chemical (PU – polyurethane pearl finish) sprayed over the diorama.
- The final step is to dress the diorama just like a deity.
- Maintenance includes dusting the dioramas regularly and changing their dresses. Frequency depends upon the surroundings.
- Since it is made of fibre glass, it is breakable and should be handled with care.
- It is resistant to water and moisture.
- In case of damage, it can be repaired and repainted.
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