Still in Love
“How am I going to manage walking these trails?” I doubtfully asked as we entered the park. It was a windy spring day in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the kind that takes your breath away with its freshness and beauty; however, I had just had foot surgery two weeks before and my post operative boot weighed down my foot as well as my spirit. My husband thought soaking up some vitamin D would cheer me up, so he brought me to Garvan Gardens, a place that always makes me smile. Riding along in the golf cart, our tour guide shared grounds information and garden history, but I tuned him out, mesmerized by the shapes that were appearing before me. As far as I could see, up and down the curving paths, clumps of flowers and vegetation danced in the wind, swaying with a rhythmic grace. As we rode along, surrounded by beauty of this setting, I was reminded of the love that surrounds me and felt my spirit lightening. At that moment, the Still in Love series was conceived.
In this series, I examined the complex relationship between one’s physical condition and psychological mood. Using biomorphic forms, i.e. shapes that resemble living forms such as plants or other organisms, I explore how our environment affects our emotions.