This weekend we visited the De Young Museum in San Francisco to see this year's Bouquets to Art. Leaving my house on a Saturday at 8am isn't usually my idea of fun and it took my Mom the entire week to talk me into it because I'm really a home body that only likes to leave my house if it means I'm going to get a good meal or a new pair of shoes.
I shoot people 99% of the time so aiming at something that doesn't move proved to be easier than I had imagined. Although, it sure was crowded in there and everyone and their grandpa was pointing their large iPad at the exhibit (including my Mom).
Initially, I thought the botanicals would be its own exhibit because I didn't do any research whatsoever, but it was actually dispersed throughout the museum. The exhibit showcases florists from LA to Tokyo and the floral arrangements depicted specific pieces of art or embodied its message.
There were too many beautiful arrangements for me to choose a favorite. I was amazed at the craft of the artisans who created them. They ranged from simple replications to amazing sculptures made from branches, recycled items, and woven material. Such talent!
If you ever get the chance to see this exhibit, or any at the De Young, I highly recommend it! They also have a delicious menu in their cafe, which if I had known I would have been more apt to leaving my bed at the crack of dawn. I'm so glad we made the trek over the bridge!