The Door Sculpture by Heloise Crista.
The Door Sculpture by Heloise Crista.

Heloise Crista - "The Door" Sculpture

There are many steps to be climbed before reaching this esoteric “door” beyond which lies the path that leads from Time to Eternity. To find the door is extraordinary, but it is not enough to merely contemplate the mystery. Crossing the threshold brings the Transformation that is the achievement of a lifetime.

Limited edition of 10

Dimensions: 18” h x 22 ½” w x 18 ½” d. Base included, cast with piece.

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.

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