Laika Lane Studio
After working out of the Beach House studio for three years, Rauschenberg purchased the adjacent home on Laika Lane on January 15, 1973. The home, built in 1955, was remodeled to serve as his new studio and administrative offices, with a fabrication area downstairs. Notable works completed or begun there include the Hoarfrost series (1974-76), ¼ Mile or 2 Furlong Piece (1981-98), the Glut series (1986-89/1991-94), Art Car-BMW (1986), the Borealis series (1988-92), the Urban Bourbon series (1988-96), and the Bicycloid series (1992-94). In March 1993, Rauschenberg’s new studio on the opposite side of the property was completed, which would be his last studio on Captiva.
When the Rauschenberg Residency began in 2012, the space was converted into a dance studio with sprung wood floors and a mirrored wall.
Laika Lane Studio, 2015. Photo: Mark Poucher