PROJECT SANTARANTA: BUILDING DREAMS
Embassy of Finland, Washington DC.
September 20 – 30, 2012.
CARO International Art Productions presents “Project Santaranta – Building Dreams,” an exhibition of 36 large-format
photographs by an American and Finnish photographers. Project Santaranta showcases the organic architecture of Eric
Lloyd Wright and the mystic of nature in Finland on display at the Embassy of Finland in Washington, DC September 20
– 30, 2012 during Architecture Week. The renowned architect Eric Lloyd Wright, recognized for his unique
understanding of nature and his work in continuing the family tradition in organic architecture, has designed his only
work in Europe for Simo “Sipe” Santapukki – the drummer of a very popular Finnish rock band Apulanta. The site for Mr.
Lloyd Wright’s work, called “Santaranta” (“Sandy Beach”), is nestled in the forest overlooking Lake Ruotsalainen in
Heinola, Finland. Santaranta is an architectural bridge between the United States and Finland, and an emotional bridge
between an old and a young man, two generations seeking to respect nature in all that they do. As the only Lloyd Wright
structure built in Europe, the documentation of Santaranta became a project in its self. The Finnish photographic
company Eirikuva organized a team of professional photographers to capture the historical structure shown in the light
of all four seasons – the only way to understand the true beauty of Finnish nature. The photographers with varying styles
Antti Karppinen and Mikko Pitkänen: www.aliasstudiot.fi
Jarmo Glader: www.jarmoglader.com
Jere Hietala: www.jerehietala.com
Laura Riihelä: www.picturesbylaura.fi.
Lauri Rotko: www.laurirotko.com
Carolyn Russo: www.carolynrusso.com
The Project Santaranta: Building Dreams exhibit was made possible with a grant from the
Finlandia Foundation National and the generous support of Eirikuva, the Embassy of Finland in Washington, D.C.,
Tuomas Leinonen Video, Peaceable Graphics, Chabela Design House, and CARO International Art Productions.
For more information about the exhibition please contact: CARO International Art Productions