BLUE CORAL

Blue Coral, 2021; Screen print on paper; Limited edition of 10 ; Permanent acrylic on 100% cotton paper; Turquoise on natural white; 15 x 22 inches

WALTER GROPIUS – GROPIUS HOUSE

The historic Gropius House in Lincoln, Massachusetts, designed by Walter Gropius, served as the primary residence for the architect and his family while he was teaching at Harvard. They came to the US after three years in London, where they originally moved to flee the Nazi regime. This style of quintessential Bauhaus design is rarely seen outside Germany.

EILEEN GRAY – VILLA E-1027

“One must build for the human being, that he might rediscover in the architectural construction the joys of self-fulfillment in a whole that extends and completes him. Even the furnishings should lose their individuality by blending in with the architectural ensemble.” – Eileen Gray

For Villa E-1027, Eileen Gray designed not only the interiors, but the entire building, including some of the furniture. Built between 1926 and 1929 as a vacation home for the designer and her family, a great deal of thought and care was put into both the function and appearance of every aspect this avant-garde modernist gem.

After Gray left the house, Le Corbusier took up residence, and without her permission, vandalized many of the walls with his own murals. After his death, the site remained in disrepair for many years, but has recently undergone restoration.

MOTHERS

Mothers, 2020; Acrylic on canvas; 24 x 48 inches

This painting was inspired by silhouettes of Baobab trees in Madagascar. “Reniala,” it’s Malagasy name means “mother of the forest.”

GATE

Gate, 2020; Acrylic on canvas; 30 x 30 inches

This painting was inspired by the Darvaza Gas Crater in Turkminestan, otherwise known as the gates of hell or door to hell.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT – TALIESIN WEST

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.