The “editor’s choice” was selected by LA+ Journal’s Editor in Chief from among the non-awarded, long- and short-listed entries. It will be published in LA+ Journal’s LA+ EXOTIQUE issue (Spring 2024).
Yufan Gao (United States)The Parterre of Topiary Anamorphosis
The proposal features distorted botanical patterns viewed through green conical mirrors resembling topiary, using anamorphism to symbolize the relativity of vision and challenge the narrative in museum displays that often place one perspective at the center. It aims to prompt active engagement and highlight the intertwined history of botany and colonialism.