by Tim Adams
Webster City, Iowa
The inspiration for “GROW” comes from my background in horticulture and landscape design. Everyone loves fall color and foliage. My concept is to show some fall colors of season so they can be appreciated year-round. Fall color can be fleeting. Often times, we don’t take the opportunity to experience and enjoy the array of colors that nature provides. “GROW” reveals representative foliage colors that become visible as chlorophyll production slows in the fall and winter ensues. The seasonal life cycle of plants and photosynthesis is a parallel reference to our human life cycle — We spend our lifetime converting food to grow and mature physically. Just when we’re about to reach our intellectual peak mother nature takes over and we begin to recede a bit revealing our amazing, vibrant true colors.