Saturday, August 30, 2014

Adorable Topiary Sculpture of a Sleeping Baby Bird by Claude Ponti

If you happen to find yourself in Nantes, France, be sure to head to Jardin des Plantes, a large botanical garden. There, you’ll find this adorable topiary sculpture titled Poussin endormi (Sleepy Chick) by French artist Claude Ponti. It features a larger-than-life baby bird whose relaxed pose looks like it’s in the middle of a nap.
The delightful work showcases Ponti’s great skill in crafting a topiary. He makes evenly-textured, rounded forms that are punctuated with metal details like long, thin legs and a bright yellow beak. There are even tiny eyelashes that dot the bird’s closed eyes!
This topiary is part of a larger exhibition of Ponti’s work that’s available for view through October 20 of this year.


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