Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

Notice: The garden will open late April 10 at 1:00pm


Sculptures

Heart Pod

Creator: Jim Lloyd (American, b. 1944)
Material: bronze and lead
Year: 1993
Gift of Johns Hopkins in memory of Phoebe V. Valentine

In nature, pods provide a protective container for new plant or animal life. The Philadelphia-based sculptor Jim Lloyd alludes to the shape of such organic housings in this bronze sculpture. These outer swells enfold a burgeoning core, which the artist likens to a heart.

The circular bottom of Heart Pod balances on one small point. To view its changing curves, you can either walk around it or gently rotate it for 360 degrees with your hand.

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