Montreal, Canada

Zoo

Topiary is the practice of trimming, pruning, and training trees and other plants into ornamental shapes. "Zoo" is an ongoing photographic series of topiary sculptures formed into animals. The green animals look cute at first glance, but upon closer inspection, they open up philosophical questions about our relationship to nature.
The paradox is twofold: a living sculpture represents a living being which is static but has to be nurtured, trimmed, and controlled. The photographs have been made over the last eight years in India, Japan, Canada, England, Turkey, and other places. 

Penarth, Wales

Knightshayes, England

Fethiye, Turkey

Portsmouth (New England), USA

Tajiri, Aso District, Kumamoto, Japan

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