Friday, January 17, 2014


The next challenge for our Four-in-art group is Urban: Structures. 

As I've been thinking about it, I pulled some photos as inspiration.

I tend to think local, as in 'do what you know', so my first thought was the Milwaukee Art Museum.
It is located on the lakefront in Downtown Milwaukee, WI.
As you can see it is a very unique building.  It was designed by Santiago Calatrava.  Those wings (sails?) you see?  They actually move up and down.
My next thoughts were of the Wisconsin Gas Building, also in Milwaukee.
It has some beautiful Art Deco lines and a flame on top that changes color to predict the weather!

And then I thought perhaps I should do something to commemorate the building that Mr. Riley used to work in. 
It is getting knocked down in the next few months.  The picture below is a rendering of the new replacement building.

I think I've got a plan.  Any thoughts?


AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

So many possibilities! I like where you're heading with this and I can't wait to see what you come up with. I think any of those would be an awesome inspiration. :)

Unknown said...

What beautiful buildings you have for inspiration! The Art Museum in particular. It's one of those buildings one wants to see in person. Looking forward to seeing your designs!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

I've got a few ideas tucked in a file but that's about it. I can see by Flickr that I'm not the only one waiting till the last week to get this done. I'm thinking highway overpasses. They seemed to be an overwhelming presence in my trips to Portland and Houston last year. We'll see what happens. Good luck with yours.

Vicki said...

I can definitely see a quilt in each of those pictures. You are going to hit this one out of the park!