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Bouquets to Art 2017 — Seduced by Those Quirky, Charming Boxed Bouquets

Bouquets to Art 2917. San Francisco. Samanth Williams with Clara McInerney, Dimitri Tretiakoff created a window niche design commenting on the Golden Gate Park landscape outdoors. Photo by Barbara Newhall

I spent a glorious day at the Bouquets to Art 2017 exhibition in San Francisco, where several stunning boxed floral arrangements stole the show.  Read more.


From the de Young — A Final Toss of the Bouquet

The cross-shaped floral design of Monique Duncan of Plumweed Flowers Co., San Francisco, took its inspiration from Robert Rauschenberg's "Shadow (Tracks)" sculpture.

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.


Bouquets to Art at the de Young — Where Poppies Dance and Cactuses Are Petit Fours

bouquets to art -- a floral arrangment that looks like a cake. Photo by BF Newhall

It’s not too late to catch a bus – or a plane – and head out to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park for the annual Bouquets to Art show at the de Young museum — including a flower arrangement that looks like a cake. It’s on till Saturday, March 23, 2013, but if you can’t make it to the real thing, here are some fun photos I took the first day.