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 and children's book author 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!
French artist Claude Ponti transformed foliage into an adorable sculpture of a sleeping baby bird called Poussin endormi (or Sleepy Chick).
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There are also other birds that have fallen asleep in all different positions throughout the gardens.
Jardin des Plantes: Website
h/t: [Laughing Squid]
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