Mirage Sculpture by Heloise Crista.

Heloise Crista - "Mirage" Sculpture

Sometimes we are lost in the dense atmosphere of our imagination, preventing us from experiencing reality. Are we like an illusory image, existing apart from our actual selves, our consciousness? Where are we then? Where is our consciousness? Does it even exist at that moment? Is there any reality other than being in the moment, here, now?

In photo - Dimensions: 19 ½” h x 13” w x 12” d. Height includes 3" base. Limited edition of 10

Also available - 33” h, Limited edition of 3

Heloise Crista joined the Taliesin Fellowship in 1949, not to become an architect, but rather to be in “the atmosphere of such ideas and such people as Mr. and Mrs. Wright and the community of apprentices.” While at Taliesin, Heloise studied dance under Olgivanna and Frank Lloyd Wright’s daughter, Iovanna, and was a respected and extremely talented performer. In addition to dance, Heloise specialized in making highly-decorated, intricate costumes and sets for the performances, known then as “movement performances.” Her performances and creations were influenced by her study of the philosophy of Russian mystic George Gurdjieff, which she continued throughout her life.

Over time, however, Heloise became known for her sculpture, an interest sparked at Taliesin. Her first major work was a bronze bust of Wright, in 1956, which remains on display in the Garden Room at Taliesin West. Her sculptures have been incorporated throughout the campus at Taliesin West— where they continue to inspire visitors—and throughout structures designed by the Taliesin Associated Architects, the architecture firm created by apprentices of Wright, following his passing.

Please Note: This is a drop ship item, made to order, and will ship directly to you from the foundry. Please allow 6 to 9 months for delivery. Price does not include shipping. Shipping cost and arrangements will be handled by the foundry when the sculpture is complete.

  • Drop ship items are final sales and non-returnable.