Now that the Paris posts are complete, it was refreshing to play with shots I took last week on a visit to the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. Some of these are the architecture inside the museum, some from the roof top sculpture garden, some from the street walking to the Contemporary Jewish Museum, and all using the Snapseed app for the iPhone. SFMOMA will be remodeled soon and evidently the center staircase will be eliminated. I will miss it.
Made my way to SF Museum of Modern Art on Sunday
through rain and mist
to volunteer at the Family Art Day that included
a collaborative mural.
I am in love with drips.
This mural will be cut up and sent to the collaborators. They will be invited to come back in June with their piece to reassemble the mural.
Collaborative partners also made collages-separate art that was then combined to make one piece.
I collaborated with my iPhone to create new art
from a poster on a bus stop I passed on my route.
It is what I believe…
Hipstamatic app with Backgroundz app and PicGrunger app on the last image.
Space in the hands of masters…
Wire in the hands of Alexander Calder, from the Fisher Collection.
Taken with an iPhone, post processed with Crop Suey, PicGrunger and Picture Show.
Last Sunday I volunteered at the San Francisco Musuem of Modern Art during their Family Art Experience Day.
My walk from BART to the museum included these shots:
It is such a pleasure to help with art activities where I do not have to collect and store the supplies. An even bigger bonus is not having to figure out the ins and outs of the lesson plan. The frosting is interacting with 4-11 year olds over the concept of creativity. When I got to the studio area, I couldn’t believe my good fortune, the topic of exploration for the day was Visual Blur. Wouldn’t you know, looking at art through layers. The kids got to make blur tools and then walk through the galleries of the museum and look through their filters. They could also check out a camera, take some shots in the galleries, and then come back to turn in the camera and print out their favorite image. I was so happy to be a part of “learning to see” at an early age.
Near the children’s studio is a painting by Roy DeForest. A wonderful vibrant piece called “Country Dog Gentlemen” from 1972. The link (above) to this painting even has an interactive feature where the dogs introduce art from the museum.
An example of the texture in this painting:
I couldn’t deny myself the fun that everyone was having with blurred layers. Here is a section of Roy De Forest with an Ansel Adams blurred tree using an iphone camera with the DXP app: