"Prairie House, Illinois."
Prairie House, Illinois
36" x 48" x 20"
This sculpture is one of a series of five
sculptures, representing the different styles ( periods or ages
) of Frank Lloyd Wright, based on:
Lloyd Home and Studio, Oak Park, Chicago, Illinois.
Temple, Oak Park, Chicago, Illinois.
( Kaufmann House ), Mill Run, Pennsylvania.
House, Pope-Leighey Home, Alexandria, Virginia.
The sculpture is concerned with the visual geometry of the Prairie houses
of Frank Lloyd Wright, especially the Robie House. The aim is to recreate
the blocking of masses apparent in the houses.
The sculpture of the house may resemble kid's blocks. This is intentional.
Frank Lloyd Wright was influenced by the work of Fredrich Froebel ( the
inventor of Kindergarten ), and John Wright, Frank Lloyd Wright's son, was
the inventor of Lincoln Logs. Hence it is not surprising that Frank Lloyd
Wright used a building block approach to form.
Interestingly after the base for the sculpture was fabricated, I discovered
that the entire sculpture actually resembles an inverted light in the book "The
Wright Style". It was very satisfying that I had correctly understood Frank
Lloyd Wright's use of forms
The following are EXTERNAL links about Frank Lloyd Wright:
The following contains information about the Robie House:
links contain information about Fredrich Froebel: