Sunday, April 26, 2009

Art and Desert Beauty at Taliesin West

This photo shows the beauty of the desert juxtaposed with Frank Lloyd Wright's structures at Taliesin West. This photo shows why I love the gorgeous desert and its various blooms, colors, and interesting plants. 

Art is integrated throughout Taliesin West.  In fact, one of the early apprentices and artists, Cornelia Brierly, still lives at Taliesin West.  I believe she is in her late 80s or early 90s.  She has written a very interesting book called Tales of Taliesin: A Memoir of Fellowship.

13 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Fascinating photo and stories.

Abe Lincoln said...

This is quite the picture. Very nice piece and well-placed don't you think.

susieofarabia said...

People don't think of sights like this when they think of AZ. Springtime was always my favorite time of year in AZ. The blooms are lovely. And I love the sculpture - it's perfect in this setting.

Sharon said...

A beautiful sculpture but those blooming trees and shrubs almost outshine it.

mo'ikeha said...

The archer of life and nature becoming one reality - a truly great picture indeed!

Christopher Raun Leth said...

A very beautiful sculpture and the colorful background make it stand out. Good capture!

Jarart said...

Beautiful, and all the plants blooming just makes it that much more spectacular.

Pat said...

Az is a big archery state. We have lots of youth in the "JOAD" program and we had a male on the Olympic team and almost a female too.

Jacob said...

Just beautiful in every way. I love the way you composed this shot...the viewer is drawn off into the distance...what is out there?

What a great place!

PJ said...

Another beautiful piece of art, Julie. You did a great job on the Chilhuly moon, just fabulous.
I got the chance to watch glass blowers working today. It's a very communal form or art, definitely not something you can do on your own.

Hilda said...

I never realized that desert plants can be so colorful! I find the sculpture beautiful too. I've always loved the combination of grace and power, which I definitely see in this piece.

Trojan Gayle said...

the archer and the globe. as always a great picture and the colours of the flora just adds to the contrast between natural art and man made art.

henny said...

It's a colorful desert for sure...

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