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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]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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