Magnolia Trees in Bloom, Time-Lapse Video by Kristin Jones

Kristin Jones, a visual and multimedia collaborative artist whose primary interest is the "shape of time," approached The Frick Collection in 2009 with the idea of photographing the blooming of their magnolia trees. In 2010 she met the Frick's photographer, Michael Bodycomb, who welcomed the idea and offered his expertise to help make the filming possible. The camera was set up and the shooting took place for twenty-four hours a day for twenty-five days between March 22 and April 16, 2010. Summer intern Calhoun Hickox and the artist edited the frames, omitting sunrise, sunset, and night, weaving together the work into one continuous day.

For more information about the magnolias, visit our Virtual Tour or see: Collection > Gardens > Magnolias.