The right perspective

 

I ventured out last week to see the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. The last few days I was feeling a little blasé and realized that I needed some art in my life. Getting familiar with new inspiring spaces and art is my therapy session of choice.

de Young Museum, 2005 Architecture by Herzog & de Meuron was built after the original museum suffered extensive earthquake damage. The new museum was a privately financed gift to the city. It maintains some of the original locations details such as the sphinxes, the pool of enchantment, and palm trees.

de Young Museum, 2005 Architecture by Herzog & de Meuron was built after the original museum suffered extensive earthquake damage. The new museum was a privately financed gift to the city. It maintains some of the original locations details such as the sphinxes, the pool of enchantment, and palm trees.

Anti-Mass, 2005 by Cornelia Parker ~ Uses wood charcoal, nails, and wire. The wood material was left from an arson attach on a church. 

Anti-Mass, 2005 by Cornelia Parker ~ Uses wood charcoal, nails, and wire. The wood material was left from an arson attach on a church. 

Hover II, 2004 by El Anatsui of Ghana ~ Uses aluminum and copper wire to create this beautiful "tapestry" from old liquor bottle tops that were hammered out. Stunning example of reusing material in a beautiful way. 

Hover II, 2004 by El Anatsui of Ghana ~ Uses aluminum and copper wire to create this beautiful "tapestry" from old liquor bottle tops that were hammered out. Stunning example of reusing material in a beautiful way. 

Richard Diebenkorn Berkeley No 3  ~ Oil on canvas and I'm obsessed!

Richard Diebenkorn Berkeley No 3  ~ Oil on canvas and I'm obsessed!

Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) ~ Biomorphic works of woven wire suspended and floating to create a beautiful play between positive and negative space.

Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) ~ Biomorphic works of woven wire suspended and floating to create a beautiful play between positive and negative space.

Artificial Rock, 2005 by Zhan Wang ~ Reflective and wonderful!

Artificial Rock, 2005 by Zhan Wang ~ Reflective and wonderful!

View from the Hamon Observation Tower overlooking Golden Gate Park and The City. 

View from the Hamon Observation Tower overlooking Golden Gate Park and The City. 

It was a treat to see this museum and be inspired by the architecture, the artists showing work here, the cultural relics that enchant the senses, as well as the beautiful setting. I did not get to see the James Turrell "Skyspace", but that gives me a proper reason to return again soon.

xx ~ Carisse

It was a seriously beautiful day!