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Progressive, Record, Reporter, PinePress Gold Mountain Ccunlr Wednesday, Dec. 5 2001 7 les become the ndings BI L turn off the winding road and enter the wooded country leads to the Nako- and Spa, you are by two magnifi- statues which y from the [a blue-green lake. by Frank Lloyd 1923, the Indian and Indian warrior "Memorial Gate- by Wright. now paired with Nakoma club- Mountain. these stat- each other, in design. maiden, Wright "Nakoma," is a Her back is a her head is she holds a circu- is symbolic of Nature's earth-- sensuous. She car- n[cn or on her back, J~,IL II,.,11 by her side, look- holding a re- Rising out of the pond, statues have become part of the landscape, adding to the natural surroundings of the mountains, and not detracting from it, brimming with symbol of domestic ence. Wright depicts the roles of Nakomis, the the male and female in the is dominant, tribal society, the "warrior" lines and deci- and the "maiden," through these two contrasting statues. is representative According to Wright's tity, a leader, and drawings, the two statues Commanding pres- were to be placed in specific relationship to each other,est in these figures and toIt is said that Olgivanna their rightful place at the Nakoma, a humble figure, this day, a miniature replica Wright posed with her daugh- gateway to the Nakoma club- was to be set facing towardof the Nakoma statues are on ters, Svetlana and Iovanna,house at Gold Mountain and her warrior chieftain, his desk at Taliesin, Spring tbr the temale statue, have become a part of h isto- Nakomis was to be set fac- Green. The two statues have found ry, united with Nakoma as ing his maiden, but slightly Wright had meant them to be. off to one side, dignified and righteous, Wright took personal inter- on completion of the outstanding WE WERE PLEASED TO BE A PART OF IT! Engmeenng ,! 1495 RIVERSIDE DR. ~ SUSANVILLE eli 800-326-2247 . CALL FOR A FREE VISITORS GUIDE fin )UIPMENT Traverse City & Harbor Springs, Michigan ! e iii i i I