It’s March and San Francisco Fine Art Museum de Young just held the 30th annual exhibition Bouquets to Art. For those who haven’t read my reports in the previous two years, this is an event “when gifted floral designers bring their imaginative interpretations to works in the de Young’s permanent collection.”
While choosing a perfume to wear I thought that it should be something floral – to fit the occasion – but not one of the flowers that might be used in compositions – not to upstage the bouquets. I chose Tom Ford‘s Champaca Absolute. Well… Last year I noticed that many compositions started wilting on the second day of the show. This year many florists chose more resilient flowers for their arrangements: there were many orchids, Flamingo flowers and Bird of Paradise. So even though I haven’t spotted any Champaca there were much more tropical plants and less roses, tulips and irises.
Since it was my third exhibition I especially enjoyed seeing new takes on the same paintings compositions for which I liked (or not) in the previous years. Instead of sending you to view the previous posts I’ll just let you see them all together grouped by each piece of art (though you still might scroll through 2012 and 2013 posts if you want more pictures).
It was a great exhibition. My vSO and I enjoyed it immensely and I already think about the next year event. And how was Champaca Absolute? I got too excited by the chance to wear perfume not in the office environment and applied it too … enthusiastically. So by the time I got home from the exhibition it was just right.
This is one of my favorite bouquets this year:
Would you guess with which of the paintings from the previous years it should be paired?
Images: my own