Thursday, January 18, 2018

Celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright

Hillside Assembly Hall built in 1903
Last year marked Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday and FLWright locations around the country celebrated with special events to mark his birthday. It was special for me because I worked with the Taliesin Bookstore coordinator in Spring Green, Wisconsin to create four illustrations of landmarks found at his Wisconsin home. They include the Hillside Assembly Hall, Midway Barn, Romeo & Juliet Windmill and the Visitor Center.
Midway Barn
I used a combination of photos I took during tours of these places and photos provided by the gift shop to create my drawings. The Bookstore coordinator and members of a board helped by reviewing my art to make sure it translated properly. Then I had them printed into note cards and unsigned prints for their gift shop. Taliesin sells the note cards here and the art prints here. These will be sold exclusively thru them.
Romeo & Juliet windmill
I will continue to offer signed prints of each of these thru my Etsy shop and art shows. I will be donating 25% of the proceeds to Taliesin Preservation so they can continue their work saving these great structures.
Visitor Center which celebrates its 50th birthday in 2017
The gift shop manager wants me to work on two more images. This time it is the main house and the courtyard.I traveled back down to photograph it while the flowers were in bloom and am working on the drawings this month. Watch for their release in Spring.

It's been an honor and a dream come true for me to work on these illustrations with the Taliesin team.