On the left is the 15th and final Pod to complete a 15 Pod Triangle for the exhibition at the Greenville County Museum of Art on November 16th 2014 - mid-January 2015.  A talk will follow at 2:00 on Sunday the 15th and there will be a one day workshop called "Thinking with your Hands" all day that Saturday the 15th.  Details on the workshop will be posted soon.

This Pod references our glorious Southern Magnolia Tree in this Triangle and is a must for inclusion in the 15 Pod Triangle.  Begin with the stunning beauty of the Southern Magnolia just as a tree with its large evergreen polished leaves.  Add to that the multitude of fascinating forms that make up the magnolia, from bud to bloom, to petals, followed by the fuzzy pink and green pod to the protrusion of crimson seeds and on to the handsome crusty black and grey highly textured pod left behind for the winter.  Let us not forget that heavy fragrance that permeates the air on neighborhood walks in the heat of the summer...especially at night!

Alice Ballard's studio.... The next blog entry will include images of the Southern Magnolia.  When you see them, you will understand my love and fascination with this special tree.

Alice Ballard's studio.... The next blog entry will include images of the Southern Magnolia.  When you see them, you will understand my love and fascination with this special tree.

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