Taliesin West Desert Masonry Candle Block
Together, The Opportunity Tree and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, inspired by the desert environment and Taliesin West’s rich history, partnered to produce this one-of-a-kind candle block that allows individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to share their creativity and Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy with the world.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West was built using desert masonry, a building technique that involves sourcing sand and stones from the surrounding desert. Using this same technique, The Opportunity Tree members handmade each candle block, layering cement and sand with stones they chose from Taliesin West’s campus.
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT FOUNDATION
Inspire the world through beautiful spaces that are thoughtfully designed and experienced.
Preserving Taliesin and Taliesin West for future generations, and inspiring society through an understanding and experience of Frank Lloyd Wright’s ideas, architecture, and design.
THE OPPORTUNITY TREE
The Opportunity Tree is committed to promoting the development of a society that fully embraces individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through inclusion, advocacy, and opportunities.
To provide quality and individualized supports to people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in dynamic and innovative environments.