Pavaratty: Tijo Puthur makes magic out of discarded items. Use-and-throw plastics, bottles, plates and tyres go through his hands to become indispensable pieces of beauty. His creations are also a message to those who pollute the earth with junk.
Tijo uses old tyres to make flowerpots, ornate vessels and aquariums.
Disposable plates become colourful lamps, flower vase and other curios. Plastic bottles are used mostly on garden installations. An old tyre converted into a vessel that can hold 50 litres of water is a major attraction among locals here.
The son of former headmaster Davis was inspired to take up this work because of his love for the environment.
The young businessman dedicates the short window from 9pm to 11pm for his passion. His garden and interior of house are decorated with his beautiful creations.