Monday, April 26, 2010
senses and sensibilities
That was the perfect week end. A crafted blend of art, friend time, exploration, nature, food extravagance, sun, outdoor eating,
yoga and photography.
Everybody agrees: we had the best weather.mid 70"s, low 80's, no cold wind ( the usual), and everything still green and flowering from the very long rainy season that we have had ( unusual).
First I was to meet C at GUMPS, a very upscale, somewhat conservative home decor store in San Francisco. My friend Rae Dunn had ceramic work in a group show there where flowers were the main inspiration. Paintings, collages, wood carvings and ceramics were displayed beautifully to echo each other, or complement, set around on various tables around a main sitting room that welcomes you at the entrance. Rae's work was, as usual, exquisite. Her layered vases give a sense of casualness mixed with reflexion, once you start reading her words , printed on a top layer that mimics a page of a notebook, just torn and pasted there, just so. perfect.
Then, it was of to Silvia Poloto, a brazilian artist, settled here in SF who does some incredibly strong abstract paintings.I asked her to pose in front of one of my favorites, second to the swatch of orange and black painting that was still hanging in her studio.
We needed sustenance,so we braved the mobs waiting in one giant line for ice cream at Bi Rite creamery and made our way toTartine where we had to wait outside before finally settling down to tea and treats. The chocolate walnut rocher was so dense that we both had to wet napkins and scrub our chins from choco stains.....while checking " 18 reasons " a food and art community gathering place where a Food Lit book club was taking place, next door to a wonderful jewelry atelier . The Mission can be so fabulous.
On Sunday,we had to go by the ocean, and when we are pressed for time, we head to Marin Headlands, a mere 40 minutes away, and walk the coastal trail. We have to take the classic view road to get there and back . so here it is, in all its glory of a sunny spring day.