Residents of Lokhandwala Township, Kandivali East were surprised to see a massive strange figure, all wrapped up in cloth, fixed at a newly made junction in the locality. This was some weeks ago.
The figure, as it turned out, was a large animal sculpture. It was unveiled recently, and the junction was formally inaugurated and christened Sant Jnaneshwar Chowk. From the front, though, the sculpture is currently not visible, hidden by massive hoardings.
Painted a bright blue, it took a while to figure out the figure.
A sign at the junction reveals that The Rhino is a 20 year old creation, made of mild steel rods and plates. A contemporary art work by Arzaan Khambatta, it has been relocated from Nariman Point.
“Besides portraying the former logo of Ceat (tyres), the sculpture suggests a unique combination of elegance and power. The artist has taken the form of the Rhino and abstracted it using bold simplified lines to display both strength and grace.”
Photos: 6th Jan 2017
That’s so interesting, Arathi. The hoardings are unsightly, though. There should be a national war against them!
Bijoy, the hoardings have since been removed. Will need to take a fresh pic of The Rhino!
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