Move Over, Monet

Lilies for Libbie Masterson

Catherine D. Anspon
April 12, 2013

While she’s most identified with nature photography — locales both beguiling and exotic, from the South of France to Antarctica — Houston artist Libbie Masterson now steps out from behind the camera and into the landscape. Head to Hermann Park this month to see Masterson’s new light-based creation, the site-specific intervention Illuminated Lily Blossoms, which mimics water lilies in the Mary Gibbs and Jesse H. Jones Reflecting Pool. Powered by solar lights, the floating flowers call to mind, ahem, a great who painted at Giverny. Bask in the beams of these blooms during the park’s Japan Festival, unveiling April 6 and on view through the end of the month. For details or to assist in the project’s funding (donors are eligible for a special artist-made prize, based on gifting level), visit and search for “Libbie Masterson” or log onto