You are standing at the feet of Soller I a sculpture envisioned and created by international artist and sculptor Betty Gold in 2003. Betty Gold’s works are found in more than 100 public and private collections throughout the world. She named this sculpture after the city in Mallorca, Spain where this sculpture was conceived. It is made of interlocking triangular shapes of Corten steel rising to a height of 10 feet and weighing more than 1250 pounds. When asked to explain her art, she says “I began with the human figure and ended up with geometry, which I love.” She concludes her explanation with a reflection from Picasso saying “it’s the leap of the imagination.” Art patrons Marilyn and John Long and The Long Family Foundation generously donated this commissioned outdoor sculpture, merging art and the garden space; the first such piece of art at South Coast Botanic Garden.