Saturday, June 8, 2019

bouquets to arts - another form of artistry

Once a year, the DeYoung Museum hosts a 5 day exhibit called Bouquets to Arts.  I've posted about this before.  They "assign" a particular piece of art from the museum to a floral designer to create something that "copies" the art.  The variety is phenomenal.  It's truly amazing.  If you like flowers or know anything about flowers, you'll want to enlarge the pictures to see the variety of mediums that were used in each display.

I tried to get photographs of the  floral displays adjacent to or in front of the art it was supposed to mimic - I wasn't always successful since the exhibit is very popular and it was pretty crowded.  Ironically it was way more crowded than it was when I went to see the Monet paintings!

The floral displays are throughout the museum so I wandered all over.

This was the display commemorating the exhibit itself.  Not sure you can see all the variety of flowers.  People were posing in front of it for pictures. I didn't have a lot of time so I just snuck a quick picture between people!

This was my favorite. I had to do two pictures:
the art first:

Floral display (don't miss the leash, too!)

I happened to walk past this exhibit when the woman who created the design was there so I asked to take her picture by the floral display she created.  Isn't it fabulous?  She is holding her business card which describes her wedding flower business.

Can you see the water pump in the middle??!!

I neglected to take a picture of the heads and flowers that were in the rest room--they even had glittery eye-lashes pasted on the sculptures.

Hope you enjoy these.  They're not quilt-related but I think it's so amazing to see the variety and extent of the ideas and creativity displayed.


  1. Thank you for posting these pictures. Magnificent! I enjoyed the tour!

  2. How just make me happy!

  3. just beautiful arrangements--love those muted roses one...hugs, Julierose

  4. Love all of these flower arrangements! And I bet the aroma was intoxicating! Makes me want to run to the greenhouse and buy more flowers to plant in my yard! lol!

  5. Thanks for sharing the beauty of the display. I haven't gone in several years and think I need to be more aware of the schedule for this event.

  6. What a fun concept. I enjoyed seeing the results!