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Posted on Nov 23, 2010 by in inspiration, people | 2 comments

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.

sculptures by Ruth Asawa at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco

The museum itself is a work of art (photos), and a trip to the top of the observation tower is always worthwhile.

a portion of the 360° view from the tower at the deYoung Museum on a rainy San Francisco day

delightfully contrasting textures in one of the gardens at the deYoung Museum

I’ll be back there soon, to soak in more of the beauty and inspiration.

2 Comments

  1. your photos make me want to visit. and asawa’s work!

    • Yes, isn’t her work stunning! Let me know if you journey in this direction and I’ll tell you of other places to visit too.