My personal travels have often inspired my professional work. A few years ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Sipadan, an island located in the Celebes Sea off the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia. The island has a rich geological history that spans thousands of years: it is formed by living corals growing atop an extinct volcanic cone. As a result, Sipadan affords one of the richest marine habitats in the world. My days on the island were spent walking along its sandy beaches as the waves grazed my feet, and scuba diving in the clear blue waters off its coast. Anoma’s Aqueous Collection is a physical manifestation of this vibrant experience.
The Continuum celebrates water–its inherent energy and dynamism. Marked by sinuous curves, it immortalizes sea waves and currents. I conceptualized the special-order installation for a private residence in New Delhi, India, where it stands in the stairwell and spans a two-floored volume. As one ascends the staircase to the upper floors, it provides a pause point–a moment of awe and introspection.
The sheer scale of the installation, which was to be carved out of Taj White Marble, presented a major challenge. After thoughtful consideration, I decided to design it as an assemblage of multiple pieces that could fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. The individual stone pieces are conceived and cut along the lines of pattern; when installed, they came together seamlessly through interlocking joints.
The Continuum, like most of Anoma’s work, can be customized to suit specific project requirements, and is available in several permutations.