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The sectioned grid at the Koi Pond is meant to resemble a camera viewfinder. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Selby honors legacies of photographer and rock star in 'Flowers, Poetry And Light'

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

The sectioned grid at the Koi Pond is meant to resemble a camera viewfinder. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Dr. Carol Ockman speaks in front of an image of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Dr. Carol Ockman speaks in front of an image of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

This display is meant to evoke the aperture of a camera. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

This display is meant to evoke the aperture of a camera. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

The exhibit plays with framing, shadows and light in each of its focal points. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

The exhibit plays with framing, shadows and light in each of its focal points. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Horticulturalist Mike McLaughlin stands in the Self Portrait frame of the exhibit. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Horticulturalist Mike McLaughlin stands in the Self Portrait frame of the exhibit. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Frames and boxes play with the sense of perspective. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Frames and boxes play with the sense of perspective. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Patti Smith's "Horses" album cover — shot by Robert Mapplethorpe — graces the entrance of the Tropical Conservatory. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

Patti Smith's "Horses" album cover — shot by Robert Mapplethorpe — graces the entrance of the Tropical Conservatory. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

The exhibit has several photo stations meant to resemble the space Robert Mapplethorpe may have worked in. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

The exhibit has several photo stations meant to resemble the space Robert Mapplethorpe may have worked in. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

The trumpet tree outside the Selby Gardens welcome center has been framed as if it were a Robert Mapplethorpe photo study. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 |

The trumpet tree outside the Selby Gardens welcome center has been framed as if it were a Robert Mapplethorpe photo study. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

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