Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Visit to Falling Waters....for new ART inspirations

A recent visit to Falling Waters inspires my interest in water paintings.  See them on my website.

A Visit to Falling Waters....photo by artist Janeice Silberman

.....Guess you might call this a "busman's holiday" for a designer/artist.
It has been over 11 years since I last visited.  This time, my traveling companions were not designers, artists or architects.  Perhaps I loved it all over again, as I saw it through their eyes.

The calm and restive nature of the setting.  The sound of water,  the spectacular green scape, and even the moist air of a hot day had a way of rejuvenating the spirit.   We were a little too early to experience the blooming of the rhododendron.  But the landscape was still spectacular.

The timeless appeal of this organic house and it's setting appealed to all.  Even those not primed with a previous lecture or study of architecture...responded to it's universal appeal.

Falling Water from the foot path, photo by Artist Janeice Silberman

I noticed a lot of details that I had forgotten.   The low ceilings,  the cork tiles in the bathrooms.  The sense that a 1930's construction could still feel so current.  And more.

But one thing particularly stood out for me.   A reminder of the necessity for integration of all the elements of architecture, art, landscape and collectibles.   No one particular element being allowed to take precedence.   This highly choreographed and masterful integration is what creates the sense of peace that is Falling Water.   Something we all yearn for in our everyday lives.

As I meander my way back to the studio,  I will be mindful as I apply the paint to my canvas.

Back entrance to Falling Water, photo by artist Janeice Silberman

"You listen not to any noise whatsoever although the music of the stream is there.  But you listen to falling water the way you listen to the quiet of the country".....Frank Lloyd Wright, lecture at Taliesin, 1955.