vibhor sogani's kalpavriksha is a huge wish-fulfilling tree installed in gujarat, india

vibhor sogani's kalpavriksha is a huge wish-fulfilling tree installed in gujarat, india

the international award-winning india-based artist vibhor sogani’s new installation is an abstraction of a tree, blending into the serene, flowing greens around it. inspired by the surrounding landscape, the tree is 35 feet tall and is crafted from mirror-finished steel balls. it highlights an upcoming residential development in gujarat, india and hopes to manifest the 100 feet roundabout — where it is situated — as a point of visual focus for the community.

evening view of the installation – an amber glow on the inside and a cold white glow on the outside adds an element of drama to it



sogani‘s ‘kalpavriksha’ — the name comes from hindu mythology and stands for a wish-fulfilling tree — is perhaps gujarat’s largest public installation and india’s second largest. embracing the nature of life and constancy of change, it also transforms itself with the changes in the environment: on a bright, sunny day, kalpavriksha sparkles, and appears soft and diffused when the sky is overcast.

night view of the Installation – as a result of its mirror-finish and high reflectivity, it stands out beautifully at night


crafted in stainless steel balls that are mirror-finished, the installation is conceived as an abstraction of a tree format


video by vibhor sogani


on a bright and sunny day, the installation sparkles, and on a cloudy day, it becomes soft and diffused, blending


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