“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” ~P Picasso

FLW Spire Yucca (1 of 1)

This Frank Lloyd Wright designed spire was originally a design component of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Arizona State Capitol Project from 1957. It was actually erected  after his death (in 2004) and is a 125 Ft tall drink of blue water. It looks rather out of place and lonely from afar (at least in my opinion), but comes to life when you stand near and look up, especially when backlit and the sunlight dances off the sides.

My goal here was not to record how it looks as a whole but more to capture its abstract design of shapes and intersecting shades of blue. The yucca spire adds some contrast and for me, reinforces Frank Lloyd Wright’s inspiration of Zen-like organic forms.  


2 thoughts on “Shape

  1. Stunning, happymaking colorful work, from both of you, Maureen. Looks like a most interesting piece of work from your perspective. Have a great new week!
    Love, Dina

    1. Hi Dina! It looks quite out of place as a whole piece but that is because it is right outside a shopping center on the corner of a busy traffic light and just does not fit there, IMO. I thought it more of an eyesore until I got closer to it and got to appreciate its interestingness. This has taught me that where and how you place something can be almost as important as the piece itself.
      Have a great week, too!

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