Emerald Olive Hill 6" x 6" Tile
Barnsdall Art Park, home to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hollyhock House, overlooks Los Angeles from atop Olive Hill. In the early 1900s, heiress Aline Barnsdall envisioned the property as a new artistic community to be comprised of more than 40 buildings designed by Wright. Most of these buildings were planned but never constructed, like a school called the “Little Dipper” Community Playhouse.
Wright’s “Little Dipper” plans incorporated many textile block designs, including the one that inspired Motawi Tileworks’ 6x6 Olive Hill tile. Wright’s unexecuted design now finds new life in ceramic as a Motawi decorative tile and installation element.
Motawi tiles are striking art pieces and installation accents. Each tile is made by hand and with heart in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Embracing variation and handmade beauty, Motawi's time-honored methods produce a nuanced range of color with depth and translucence.
As each Motawi tile is crafted by hand, dimensions may vary slightly by up to 1/16".
Tile only. Easel sold separately.
Each purchase supports the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s mission to inspire people to discover and embrace an architecture for better living through meaningful connections to nature, the arts, and each other.