A crucifix on one of the outside garden walls waits patiently to catch the sun.
This design was lining the roof above the courtyard. The sun was just about to appear behind the center circle. The initials A.R. represent a loved one.
This carving of St. Frances was on the side of the chapel. The beaming sunlight perfectly accentuated the loving nature that was depicted by the statue.
At the time I visited the Maitland Art Center they were undergoing some renovations. It appeared that someone from the construction crew removed this brick, tied a bow around it, and put it back in its place.
This carving was located high up on one of the walls. It reminded me of a Mayan temple with a priest performing a ceremony at the top, elevated in attempts to reach the gods.
A lamp post and the view into the garden are framed within the entry way and its shadow.
Standing in the garden looking back at the main courtyard.
Another carving on the outside wall. The palm tree growing in the background seemed to complete the plumage of his crown.
To learn more about J. Andre Smith please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Andre_Smith
Curious about the Maitland Art Center? Please visit their website: http://artandhistory.org/