John B. Mors

 

"Frank Lloyd Home and Studio, Oak Park, Chicago, Illinois."


Frank Lloyd Home and Studio, Oak Park, Chicago, Illinois.
Steel. 2000.
21" x 32" x 30"

Subject

This sculpture is one of a series of five sculptures, representing the different styles ( periods or ages ) of Frank Lloyd Wright, based on:
  • Frank Lloyd Home and Studio, Oak Park, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Unity Temple, Oak Park, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Fallingwater ( Kaufmann House ), Mill Run, Pennsylvania.
  • Prairie House, Illinois.
  • Usonian House, Pope-Leighey Home, Alexandria, Virginia.
Object
The sculpture aims to recreate the experience of visiting the actual house which is composed of a series of geometric elements: a rectangle, an octagon, a square, a circle and a triangle. As such, it resembles children's blocks, notably those of Fredrich Froebel ( the inventor of Kindergarten ), and Lincoln Logs, invented by John Wright, the son of Frank Lloyd Wright.

The sculpture also addresses the concern of Frank Lloyd Wright that the exterior of a building be dictated by the interior. Therefore for this sculpture the external shell is transparent to emphasis the internal space.

References
The following are EXTERNAL links about Frank Lloyd Wright:

The following contain information about the Frank Lloyd Studio and House:
The following links contain information about Fredrich Froebel:


   
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