Hyperrealistic Balancing Elephant

My fondness for hyperrealistic art led me to this strangely mesmerizing sculpture by French contemporary artist Daniel Firman. Exhibited back in 2008, this life-size piece was seen at the Fontainebleau Castle in Paris, France. Called Wursa, the sculpture is balancing on its trunk 18,000 km above the earth. Firman consulted with a professional taxidermist to construct this piece making it look as real as possible. See another interesting view of it, against a more stark background when it was exhibiting at the Palais de Tokyo. Incredible.

Daniel Firman’s website
via [ABC]





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