Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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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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Out on a Limb will be temporarily closed on Wednesday, April 11th until noon. Please check back for updates.

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.