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PRECARIOUS BALANCE BY DANIEL FIRMAN

by Ariadna Zierold

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With his eye-popping sculptures, Daniel Firman freezes moments of time and action in precarious balance. ‘Nasutamanus’ epitomizes the concerns and methods of his practice; it is a taxidermied elephant that seems to float weightlessly in the gallery space, attached only to the wall by its trunk. daniel firman, nasutamanus, elephant, sculpture, installation, balance taxidermied, upper playground daniel firman, nasutamanus, elephant, sculpture, installation, balance taxidermied, upper playground

In this as in all of his works, Firman seeks to construct the presence of such amorphous concepts as time, balance, weight, action, and gravity. Other sculptures include human figures struck in precarious poses or supporting unwieldy constructions atop their shoulders.

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