Russel Wright was an American industrial designer who, among many other things, created the most widely sold American ceramic dinnerware in history. He was also born in Lebanon, OH and his dinnerware was made in Steubenville. We visited his home today, in Garrison, NY. It was built on land that was decimated by logging and then quarrying. He built his home and studio there, rejuvenated acres of landscape with native plants, and used the quarry as a swimming pool. It was every bit as interesting as visiting Fallingwater, if not more so. He made a human creation that was truly one with nature. Amazing! The few pictures I took did not begin to do it justice, so take a look at this instead www.visitmanitoga.org.
After Manitoga, we visited Storm King Art Center one of the world's leading sculpture parks. It is on 500 acres of gorgeous rolling hills, meadows, and woods. Combining art with nature always works for me. There are over 100 sculptures there and room for many more. Here's a taste.
Ann, Doug, Moose, Darla, Sunny, and with gratitude, Winnie and Chinny.