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BY AMANDA PURCELL Niki de Saint Phalle, a French born artist, has made a large, yet subtle splash in San Diego. During her lifetime, Niki de Saint Phalle’s sculpture work was displayed in countless.

NEK CHAND (1924) | ROCK GARDEN OF CHANDIGARH | 1976 | For 14 years, Chand secretly transported thousands of stones by bicycle from the Himalayan foothills to a secluded, government-owned jungle clearing. There he combined them with urban debris—corroded wires, sheet metal, bicycle parts, tubes, glass and feathers—to make statuettes. In 1972, authorities stumbled upon his menagerie of elephants, horses, monkeys, birds, and figures and eventually decided to support his project.

Thereafter, with a small budget and a group of helpers provided by the local government, Nek Chand was encouraged to enlarge his garden and continue his .

Nek Chand

One day in the early Nek Chand, a humble transport official in the north Indian city of Chandigarh, began to clear a little patch of jungle to make himself a small garden area.