Spectacular Gravity-Defying Elephant Sculpture

You might remember French artist Daniel Firman's elephant balancing on its trunk that Alice introduced to us last year. Well, the acrobatic mammoth is back defying gravity. The sculptural installation titled Nasutamanus depicts an elephant once again performing a balancing act with its trunk, but this time the creature is featured from a rotated view. Instead of simply doing an elephant's version of a handstand, it appears to have suctioned its trunk to a wall adjacent to the floor. The remarkable result is this enormous animal seemingly hovering over the ground. That's one strong trunk!

Nasutamanus is part of a group exhibition called The Circus as a Parallel Universe currently showing Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna through September 2, 2012.




Daniel Firman website
via [iheartmyart,
Galerie Perrotin]

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Tags: Daniel Firman, Nasutamanus, The Circus as a Parallel Universe, art, installation, sculpture

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