Nature, if left undisturbed is quite calm, yet playful and is always welcoming to share its beauty with us. Yet we abuse our privilege and exploit natural resources. The artwork attempts to draw attention to the poaching of elephants for their ivory tusks which is just one of the examples of the crimes we commit against other sentient beings. The sculpture is composed of MDF with a stone base for their natural strength and resilience.
Naman Mahipal was born in New Delhi in 1993. He is a graduate in Multimedia and Animation from Apeejay Stya University. He uses a variety of mediums for his art, including oils, charcoal pencils, and sculptures made out of wood and steel.
At just 27 years, his works have already been showcased in Metropolitan Museum, New York and other venues in Dubai, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Closer to home, he has exhibited at the India Art Festival, ID Design, India Habitat Centre, Modern Art Gallery, among other venues. He is also associated with the NGO, Kushii Foundation.
Naman suffers from congenital hearing impairment. Consequently, takes refuge in art as a form of expression. Art not only assists others in experiencing the world from his perspective, but also helps him overcome the void created by his condition.