ABOUT: The Tree Garden
These photographs were published in the November, 2010 issue of Harpers Magazine. This was a dream commission from a dream editor when Stacey Clarkson asked me to visit the eccentric topiary forms made by Mr. Pearl Fryar in Bishopville, South Carolina. Mr. Fryar is a self-taught artist who has created a surprising environment of the most humble magic. These lush forms are carefully designed and tended, yet much of their charm lies in the way they reveal the constant tension between human control and the cheeky, persistent rebellions of nature. What a treat.