It’s not every day we come across work which is as equally baffling as it is brilliant, leaving us no option but to write to its creator and ask what on Earth is happening here! So when Erwan Fichou’s photographs of people stood in freshly cut topiary trees arrived in our lives, a magic combination of curiosity and admiration got us asking questions.
Turns out that before realising Miradors, Erwan was haunted by a vision of a man he’d seen standing in a tree that “looked exactly like a UFO.” Winning an artist residency in Mexico a few years later, he promptly went about working with city gardeners to shape more trees into odd shapes, inviting the public to climb into them. Actively deciding not to engage with narrative or functionality, Erwan makes it his mission create images that through their genuinely intriguing and comical nature, invite us to project and interact with any number of meanings, and smile in the process. Bravo!
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