Friday, April 11, 2008

hey!

Woo - I've been out of pocket, huh? I was away to journey with my dear friend Mary over a long weekend and then Pickleboy has been Spring breaking it this week. We decided to head in to the Annie Leibovitz exhibit at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco on Tuesday.
It.
Was.
Fantastic.
They wouldn't allow photos of her stuff so instead you get these...
Pretty awesome as well. The glass sculptures are by Dale Chihuly. I wouldn't necessarily want these pieces in my personal collection - not like I have a personal collection - but they are magnificent. How in the heck does he do these on such a huge scale? Can you imagine what it must be like to ship them? And what a photo op they are!

de young, chihuly & ri

de young sculpture & ri

There was also this fantastic section in the museum of 17th and 18th century art, glass, and furnishings. This final blurry shot of us was taken into an incredibly old mirror. Now, I can imagine having that chandelier in my collection :)

de young & blurry us

I hope you are enjoying Spring as much as we are. It is supposed to be 80 degrees in our town this weekend. Unseasonably warm for San Francisco and I'll take it.

Happy weekending to you, too, yes?

3 Comments:

Blogger Nessie Noodle said...

I got to see that show when it was RNO, fabulous, over the top and for a girl who loves glass it was perfect.
Isn't he an amazing artist... did you know he only has one functioning eye (hence the name of his studio "Glass Eye Studio")

:)

7:22 AM  
Blogger LeS said...

Hi Ness, I do love glass, too and I actually didn't know that about his eye! Gives these even more punch knowing that and also reminds me of my new mantra a bit "No Limitations". Except those that we place on ourselves, huh? :)

11:45 AM  
Blogger Nessie Noodle said...

exactly, no limitations. I need to start reminding myself that (and the husband man, subtly and possibly in hidden ways)

Chahully doesn't actually make the glass himself anymore since he doesn't have depth perseption, but he does oversee all the glass making and conceptualizes all his pieces...There was a really fantastic special about his work a few years ago- he did this instalation where he sent floating glass balls down the water in Venice Itally.
(um, yeah. This is what happens when you work in a stained/blown glass shop for several summers in a row, hee hee.)

10:37 AM  

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