The elephant in the room

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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.

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Extraordinary sculpture series

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J.Young Sculptures

More than a simple maquette, it is a small sculpture,  the intent is to make a larger version three feet tall at a later date. The top hoop represents the moon, the bottom hoop represents the sun.  The flowers on the hoops are like hours on a clock.

I have done several contortionist studies, this one l feel is noteworthy. Regarding contortionism; as a sculptor (who didn’t   actually start out a ‘sculptor’, it is challenging enough working in  a Hellenistic style that is highly refined, making a sculpture of a 
human contortionist takes that challenge one step further.