A recent trip to the deYoung Museum in San Francisco both inspired and humbled me. Some of the textiles displayed in To Dye For: A World Saturated in Color were breathtaking, both in their inherent beauty and in the intricacy of their workmanship. Unfortunately photography was not permitted in the exhibit, so I have no photos to share. But if you live in the area and have not yet seen the show, it’s there until January 9th.
One thing I was able to photograph while in the museum is a group of Ruth Asawa‘s sculptures, beautifully lit and contrasting with the concrete wall against which they are hung. The shadows are as much a part of the experience as are the sculptures themselves.
The museum itself is a work of art (photos), and a trip to the top of the observation tower is always worthwhile.
I’ll be back there soon, to soak in more of the beauty and inspiration.