Monday, September 27, 2010

Sneak Preview: The DeYoung Museum

After reading a fabulous article about how the new DeYoung has exceeded all expectations for attendance and accolades, I am so thrilled to become a small part of their operations there- as my work will soon be sold in their beautiful museum store. I love the combination of periods they embrace--wander from tribal art to mid century ceramics to a Kiki Smith installation and then finally hit the just opened part 2 classic impressionist exhibit on loan from the Musee de Orsay in Paris-quite the art tour encased in a stunning building with lush landscaping and provocative sculptures peppered among the grasses. Plus--I can see its pyramid like formation rising from the trees in Golden Gate Park from my house.

So I will trot down the few blocks to deliver some of these pieces to them this week-
Go to the museum and take it all in-oh and do not forget to stop at Sam's Chowderhouse food truck if you are there on a friday saturday sunday--the lobster roll is a work of art in itself...

Monday, September 20, 2010

It really is black and white.

I am not typically a black and white gal-I see the gray of most things as well as dream in color often. That said, I do love the spareness and graphic qualities of these 2 base colors.
As part of my restaurant commission-I got to spend a solid 6 weeks thinking about and making white plates--with a few blacks thrown in-- and really enjoyed it. It was a cleanse really and left me wanting more of that-to which I began my path in this direction.
Here are some-I love the way my favored iconography plays against the white and then how the black really draws it all out--

There will be lots more of these down the road.