It's been said that true love is friendship set on fire. In a bright tangle of blooms and soft fields, you'll discover Ford Smith's larger-than-life couple falling together, fingers and limbs entwined. He conceives the moment when friends become lovers.
This original painting tells the story with Ford's artful and distinctive Human Nature camouflage. With every viewing, "Love Play" continues to reveal itself. Friendship, lust and true love ... these emotions are found throughout this allegorical painting. Every cheery, innocent bloom, the fiery red skies, the symmetry of the leaves and the vigilant stand of trademark trees that appear to guard this private moment. All of them have meaning and converge on this canvas to convey the promise of a love born from friendship.