The Donkey

by Erwan Bouroullec

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Blurring the boundary between art and coding, Erwan Bouroullec’s remarkable body of work explores how we experience and understand our surrounding environments. The series invites us to notice the effects of our actions, and offers a poignant perspective on our incremental distancing from nature.

“The countryside is for me where human presence overlaps onto nature. [...] So I am looking for this: the overlaps and impressions.” - Erwan Bouroullec on his series ‘The Impossible’.


Edition of 15

It’s the largest piece of the series. Maybe because the encounter was special.

I was wandering around, looking for the interactions between man-made and nature. There was a tiny village, then a farm. The farm was a mess, a mix of heavy equipment and abandoned tools. I was driving so I pulled up, and then the donkey started to look at me.

I guess he was looking for the donkey in me. Around him there was lots of rusted steel, plastic buckets, old garden toys, but it was winter: nature was humid and green, and the trees naked.

I didn’t even step out of the car; I parked just a couple of meters in front of him and shot through the open window. He stayed still. I stayed a while.

Erwan B
May 22.



Erwan Bouroullec, ‘THE DONKEY’, 2022
Editions of 15, signed (digitally) and numbered. Digitally printed onto 300gsm Platinum Etching paper. Available unframed.

Print size: 900 × 1200mm 
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