The first time we saw a copy of "Flower in a Crannied Wall", she reigned over the garden in Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright's legendary Wisconsin home.Though the years and weather had not been kind to her clay-based form, her classic beauty captured us. At the time, we could not have imagined that we would one day commission a sculptor to create a version of “Flower” for our own Wright inspired, home in Vancouver, Washington.
We saw "Flower" again in her original home, the Dana Thomas House in Springfield, Illinois. She was beautiful, but again the terracotta material from which she was fashioned was rife with spider cracks. We found it sad that it had never been reproduced in more durable materials and so an idea was born!
We searched for the right sculptor for more than two years, finding the wonderfully talented Steve Reinmuth in Eugene, Oregon. Having examined his extensive, excellent work, we knew we could rely on Steve to create “Flower’s” true spirit in the highest possible quality. The Dana Thomas House generously provided hundreds of photographs from their archives to guide Steve's hand..
We enjoy our life sized version of “Flower” in our home and we duplicated her in maquette size. There are three remaining statues in the original edition for sale. Proceeds support the work of the Give Art Foundation and other favorite charities.
“Flower in a Crannied Wall” was named after the Alfred Lord Tennyson poem that inspired it. Wright worked with sculptor Richard Bock to create the iconic entrance sculpture for the Dana Thomas House in Springfield, Illinois. In "Flower" as in all of Wright’s work, architecture and nature are inseparable.
Reinmuth’s “Flower” is currently available in bronze in two sizes:
Life Sized (6’3” by 15.5“) including her hand crafted wood pedestal. Limited edition of 16. Price $28,000
Maquette Sized (14.5” by 4”) including a hand crafted, black walnut pedestal) Limited edition of 20. Price $1200.
Flower in a Crannied wall by Alfred, Lord Tennyson is etched into Flower's graceful back
Flower in the crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies, I hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower -but if I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in all, I should know what God and man is.