Paris-based artist, Daniel Firman is known for his realistic and bold sculptures that quite frequently challenge his audience’s interpretive skills. Over the past ten years, Firman’s work has been shown all over the world and is a household name for those who frequent the Galerie Perrotins in Paris.
As well as being an artist Firman is quite the physicist. As you can see in the image here, this elephant, Wursa, defies the law of gravity by balancing on the slimmest part of her body, her trunk. Wursa was specifically created for the Palais de Tokyo in 2008. The life-size pachyderm, standing upside down on her trunk, is 18,000 km from the earth.