Meditations on Form & Pattern

March 23 – June 13, 2010

Featuring eight photographs presenting a distinctive, visionary approach to architectural elements at Morikami. The photographer, Matt Vought, is also a painter, and resides in Lake Worth, Florida. His images of the gardens capture one of the most important aspects of Japanese aesthetics, that of creating beautiful pure forms from simple, repetitive shapes and patterns. Vought’s unique perspective captures the elegance and simplicity of Japanese design that is inherently and effortlessly embedded in architectural objects from roof tiles and rock gardens to sculpture fashioned expressly for spiritual contemplation. The show appears concurrently with Masterpieces of Japanese Lacquerware from the Collection of Elizabeth E. Force, an exhibition of lacquerware objects that Matt Vought photographed for the catalog publication of the same name.Images of the Morikami Gardens by Matt Vought