Tuesday, February 03, 2009

monticello + fallingwater

In early April our first year class will visit Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. In preparation for the trip, Patrick and I created some sketches to go on a handout.

Here's Patrick's look at Monticello. Beautiful work, don't you think?

And mine of Fallingwater (taking inspiration from woodblock prints of Hokusai). I've never been and sooo look forward to being able to sketch this architectural feat from life.

On another note, thank you for your sweet comments on yesterday's post. Some entries are more important to me than others, and this one definitely ranks near the top.

21 comments:

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

Lovely post, today and yesterday. Very nice column on Edgar (and you) in the paper. I didn't know you had been a journalism major! What a cool set of interests you have, Suzanne. (Note: The "word verification" for this comment post is, and I'm not making this up, "sperm.")

rachelhoward said...

LOVE that - I can completely see the Hokusai influence with the swirly water.

Owen said...

I love what happens at the bottom of the second piece. Refreshing!

Sheila said...

Love Wright architecture. Love the Hokusai water with a tinge of 70's psychedelic!

Stephen Hall said...

I am green with envy! I would love to visit FLW's house, I know you will make the most of the visit and share it, I'm looking forward to that! Loved the piece about Edgar and wish him well - don't tell him, he has risen even higher in the 'respect' thingy.

Pedro said...

I would love to participate in your class!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

What inspiration you both are. I too want to join in you class. Looks like fun.

rob, jax & max: the harmon squad said...

Ok, so why is this trip planned AFTER I graduate? I would really like to know. Is there any way you guys need chaperones? You know, like the all-expenses paid kind? :)

wagonized said...

I LOVE your sketch of falling water. I wish i could join for the excursion.

K said...

thank you for sharing your sketches!!
You are very talented!

Annie said...

You're going to LOVE Falling Water. We went through during our honeymoon, and it's one of our fond memories. It was also fun to hear about Frank Lloyd Wright's controlling tendencies (to say it kindly) ... he designed clothing for the people to wear while in the house he designed, he bolted furniture to the floor so that room arrangements could not be altered, etc. Needless to say, he believed in his vision...

no way said...

Oh wow, I just came across the post with the article on Edgar today. Absolutely wonderful-I got a little choked up! What a beautiful story! Speaking of beautiful, great wedding photo too!

Might I also add that I am jealous of your architectural field trips? If you happen to notice an unfamiliar "student" in your group, you'll know I snuck on the trip!

Lynne said...

Living in Illinois, I get to experience a lot of Wright's most amazing work... and I just read a fun historical novel about him called, "Loving Frank" -- in which there are many, many references to his love of Hokusai pieces... you might like it! Let me know if you'd like me to send it to you.

BTW - amazing drawings, too!

Amber M said...

I've been to Monticello.
It is absolutely stunning, I must say.
And I am jealous of the way Thomas Jefferson did his beds.
[[You'll see if you haven't yet.:) ]]

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Ah, Falling Water...I have always wanted to go there...

Miguel Taborda said...

why wasn't i invited????????

Screwed Up Texan said...

Oh how cool! I really like your version...nice extra effect!

O said...

beautiful sketches! i really like FLW's work, especially falling water. sounds like it'll be a wonderful trip. i enjoy visiting your blog. all of your sketches inspire me! keep up the beautiful work. :)

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Beautiful work, indeed.

LOVE the botom drawing. Very 1970s (in a good way).

KMidd said...

Im jealous! I want to go? Can I pretend to be a first year please?

Jer said...

Frank Lloyd Wright meets Hokusai??? BRILLIANT!