Artist Statement: "The elephant is our largest land mammal and perhaps the most mystical, ancient being that lives amongst us. It is deeply disturbing that this warm, friendly creature is now endangered in our ecosystem.

To raise awareness for this alarming cause, we have put together this beautiful creation. The inspiration behind our design for this elephant is simply a spirit of infinity and eternity – the same characteristic which epitomizes our brand aesthetic as well, and that is what we have tried to capture. Making timeless creations that live on. The technique used on the elephant is a very indigenous method of the brand, called the boning technique, with a flow and rhythm to it. Hence the name ‘Infinity’ for our Elephant.

We also want to celebrate the essence of India – hence the bright red. The red also signifies the urgency of the situation to save this spiritual animal. We are trying to make a statement, a call of fear and desperation, but at the same time also celebrating the soul of India and our roots – thus imprinting this project with our signature and our core sensibility. In India the elephant is very auspicious – we start everything with Lord Ganesha and decorate & worship it. There is an emotional value that connects us to it. It represents wisdom. This is the message we want to transfer through our elephant and emphasize that the world needs to wake up to what we are doing to the ecological cycle, and what we should really be doing instead.

The sculptural construction, the colour red and the reverence for the elephant in India – it all comes together in an infinite way with this creation. These elements together inspired the mood and feeling of this fantastical sculpture."


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One of the most celebrated and progressive couturiers in India and a global name on the rise. The man and the brand have carved a world that is future primitive, reflected through sculpture-like garments with a sense of infinity and rhythm. Merging indigenous Indian construction and embellishing techniques with his idea of the future, delivering and sustaining a world that is Indian at its core and boundless in its form. 

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Infinity, 2018
Lot Number 5
Fiberglass and acrylic sculpture
145 x 150 x 85 cm (57.09 x 59.06 x 33.46 in)

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  • Dimensions
    145 x 150 x 85 cm (57.09 x 59.06 x 33.46 in)