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Natural Old-Man-Time

This Green Man casting is an architectural trademark added to each building related to the LAVA company.  


The original impression was inspired from a photo taken of a hand carving found in a old wooden door somewhere in the middle of Mexico City.  


It represents the addition of a soul to the building, reflecting such a simple step of converting earth material into architecture.  The Old-Man-Time is usually located near the entry as a "welcome home" or a "bon voyage" gesture to all, especially the owner.  Occasionally the impression has been cast separately, then partially buried in the bushes.  It has been cast in ice and enclosed in LAVA, as needed to avoid conflict with design.  If encapsulated within the wall, it can be located by the change in sound quality. LAVA has a ring tone when patted.       

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