A Modern Prairie Sconce #1: A Modern Prairie Scone - Preliminary Sketch

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Blog entry by Randy Price posted 08-14-2011 06:08 PM 6456 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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See the preliminary sketch of A Modern Prairie Sconce

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#1 posted 08-15-2011 01:00 AM

Looks spot on for the FLW vernacular. Nice indeed. Can’t wait to see one lit up. Thanks for sharing.


P.S. My home town has the single largest collection of FLW structures. Nowhere else on the planet has as many in one place.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#2 posted 08-15-2011 11:43 AM

Excellent work! I’m not a scholar of this style, but to me it appears both unmistakably FLW-esque and freshly contemporary. So yes, “modern prairie” is exactly how it reads.The naked corners of the shade in particular seem unusual for the genre and yet entirely appropriate.

The vertical proportions look perfect, and the little tooth in the shelf adds just the right amount of decoration.

There is one aspect I might be tempted to experiment with, although my guess is that you’ve played with it already and found the existing design to be optimal. Nevertheless, I’ll mention it FYI: the vertical grille feels just slightly cramped to me. There’s not quite enough density contrast with the (largely implicit) solid backplate. And yet, you need all five stiles, and widening the sconce to add more breathing room would probably spoil the verticality of the design.

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