In some botanical gardens, you have seen various plant sculptures made by using plants. This arrangement of shrubs and plants according to a certain shape for a certain period is called topiary. This can also be described as a living sculpture as well as an art. Usually, small green leafy plants are used for this topiary. At present sometimes wireframes are used to give the design the desired shape, But traditionally making topiary sculptures requires a well-acquainted hand and patience.
Claude Ponti is a French artist and an author of children’s books. He created a large topiary using plants and metals at the Jardin des Plantes Botanical Garden in Nantes, France. It is named Poussin endormi (Sleepy Chick). It is a topiary sculpture of a large sleeping bird. This shows Claude Ponty’s amazing skill in topiary sculptures. The bird has long slender legs and a bright yellow beak made of metal, as well as tiny eyelashes on the bird’s closed eyes.
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#2 Ponti has a brilliant talent in sculpting topiary and you can see it through this work of his
#4 And there are more topiary sculptures of birds that are fallen asleep in various ways
h/t: [Laughing Squid]