By Barbara Falconer Newhall
At times during my visit to the Bouquets to Art exhibition at the de Young on Tuesday, I wondered whether my soul might be better off if I’d just stand there quietly looking at the floral arrangements — instead of taking so darned many pictures.
I took 254 photos to be exact, which comes to almost one click of the shutter per minute.
The state of my soul notwithstanding, the truth is I’m having almost as much fun quietly poring over the pictures today as I did looking at the real thing earlier this week . . . but without the tired feet and polite crowds all trying to see what I’m trying to see.
Here are a few of my pictures. You’ll find more at “Where Poppies Dance and Cactuses Are Petit Fours” and “It’s Art, But Is It a Bouquet?”
Bouquets to Art, de Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, March 19-23, 2013.