Right up behind my house is a lovely botanic garden which was donated to the city by the owner Hortense Miller. She and her husband moved to Laguna Beach about 35 years ago; sadly soon after the home was built her husband passed away. But Hortense spent the next 30+ years creating a beautiful hillside sanctuary which included many native species. The home is an amazing Mid-Century Modern tucked away within the garden- a hip Bohemian paradise. There is even an orchid house which the Newport Beach Orchid Society generously filled for the Open House event. I love the clean lines and indoor/outdoor living- I could move in tomorrow!
I am always inspired by plants and organic shapes; I have started a body of work based on them for my upcoming museum installation.