“Without conscious effort, I have discovered a fascination with architectural detail as it impacts human culture. Truly, we design and occupy living spaces that become inseparable from our world-view and life style. The relationship between culture and architecture seems especially strong in the Southwest where Spanish, American and Native American experiences have created a style immediatelyrecognizable throughout the world, a style that is so comfortable in its environment that it seems to grow out of the Earth. My interest in classical architecture has taken me to Greece (Santorini) and Spain. Currently, I travel to Italy every summer where I teach art workshops, sponsored by La Romita. In Umbria we utilize the rich local Etruscan, Roman, medieval and renaissance architecture as inspiration for artistic expression.”  Fritz Kapraun