Monthly Archives: August 2011

Washed Ashore

Washed Ashore is an art installation and community project at the Marine Mammal Center at the Marin Headlands. Every piece is made out of junk – plastic mostly – that washed ashore Oregon beaches and then were cleaned, sorted and … Continue reading

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John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent’s best known work is the Portrait of Madame X(Not to be missed if you’re ever in NYC at the Met).  A couple lesser known, but important ones are at the Huntington. This painting of a young man … Continue reading

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Huntington Gardens

Texture, repetition, juxtaposition, light. The way the Huntington garden combines all of the above with plant material and a smidge of man made items like columns and temples is masterful. No garden gnomes here. (I’m not judging garden gnomes mind … Continue reading

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