Betty Helen Longhi. There are two ways in which Betty Helen Longhi hopes her work will speak to people. The first is the expression of beauty and the way in which beauty can uplift the human spirit. The second comes from her study of Buddhism and her strong wish to create work that will give an aura of peace as an antidote tot he troubled times we live in. She is pursuing this through her most recent pieces, miniature Zen gardens, intended to function as objects for meditation.