This stylized design of waterlilies, common in the tranquil ponds of the Midwest, is adapted from Frank Lloyd Wright’s drawing, “Waterlilies,” which is thought to be intended for an art glass screen in 1895 but never produced. This example demonstrates Wright’s ability to incorporate themes from nature into his own design concepts and exemplifies his philosophy of “organic architecture” – connecting the natural world with his architecture and decorative art.
Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1867, and Taliesin, Wright's home, studio and country estate, is located in the hilly Driftless Region of southwestern Wisconsin near Spring Green. Wright's “Prairie style” became the basis of 20th-century residential design in the United States, and his furniture, art, and writing was crucial to twentieth-century architectural development and has a profound influence on the decorative arts to this day.
Black lines and red accents on off-white silk.
- Size: 56" x 14"
- 100% silk