Being amidst nature is where I am my most authentic self; from where I have always drawn strength and inspiration. I must have been about twelve when I was first introduced to the paradoxical calm and chaos of the ocean. Scuba diving since then, I was mesmerized by the Elysian forms in and around the ocean. The sea-bed, the water currents, and the interplay between the two created these sinuous, fluid, and ever-changing forms.
My visit to Sipadan,a beautiful coral island in Malaysia, provided me the opportunity to explore and document this, capturing the essence of water in the carved forms we create at Anoma.
The recently completed Continuum installation in Bhopal, India,captures the inherent energy, dynamism and translucency of water. Marked by sinuous curves, it immortalizes sea waves and currents.
Carved out of Pristine White Marble, this interpretation of the Continuum resonates purity, and since it is backlit, highlights the dichotomy of being able to achieve the translucency of water through stone. The installation stands on a polished brass frame in the living room of a private residence.
The Continuum was crafted through a process that evolved after much deliberation; after initial hand drawings, the design concept was transferred to a 3D modeling software. Next, the model was fed into a CNC milling machine and digitally manufactured. Finally, it was finished by skilled hand craftsmen who added a layer of intricate textures to the installation.
The installation is a large one and required interlocking joints which flow along the pattern and are not visible to the naked eye. The process was highly time-intensive: one square foot of the installation required 10-12 days to program and manufacture, and another 10-12 days to finish.
The Continuum, like most of Anoma’s work, can be customized to suit specific project and site requirements, and is available in several permutations.