Shirley van Piere

Prizes: Rene Smeets Award Nominee, Keep an Eye Grant Nominee

Department: Man and Public space

Shirley van Piere mirrors landscapes and objects in such a way that you have to look twice to see how the land lays. Just as she intended. “With Folie – Bellevue I am trying to show people how beautiful Brabant is.” Van Piere drew symmetrical mirror-axes straight through landscapes, parks, bridges, fences and benches. By doing so she has created curious scenes and distorted images with deceptive vanishing points running down the middle. “A new type of landscape architecture,” says Van Piere. She then translated the processed images from her photo book back into 3D: detailed models, detailed cutting montages and larger than life-sized products are the building blocks of a surprising and symmetrical park.

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Photographs: Vincent van Gurp