Rainbow Mountains, 2020; Acrylic on canvas; 36 x 48 inches
This painting was inspired by the rust and ochre colored mountains of Vinicunca in Peru.
Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona served as Frank Lloyd Wright’s summer home, studio, and school. The diagonal lines in the building structure and furniture reflect the horizon line of the mountainous landscape. Warm desert hues of red and orange are used throughout the interior and exterior. The step pyramid and other architectural motifs pay respect to the design traditions of ancient civilizations in Mexico, Arizona’s neighbor to the south.
Frank Lloyd Wright designed Taliesin to sit atop a hill where he once played as a child in Spring Green, Wisconsin. The estate served as a home, studio, and school for the architect and his students. The warm tones of the sandstone and oak are reflected in the furniture, accented with contrasting blue rugs and accessories. The rough hewn stones connect the interiors with the surrounding landscape, while the panoramic windows bathe the space in natural sunlight.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio in Oak Park, Illinois served as both a residence and workspace for the architect. Stained glass windows and skylights cast entire rooms in mossy green and amber light.