Visions Quilt Museum, Finally

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For years I have visited my daughter in San Diego, and wished I could go see this place. This time I made it. We arrived early, so went to Visions before we saw family.

 

This is inside the entrance, as far as I could take pictures. But the art we saw was incredible. Betty Busby and Jane Sassaman were featured artists, and we were amazed at the colors, designs, stitching, and mostly, the VISION they¬† showed in their work. Erma Martin Yost is a featured artist who makes exquisite felted masterpieces. Her work is also fabulous. But my heart holds stitches and fabric. I plan to go see the current show every time I go now. I’ll make plans to make it work. This is worth seeing people! It is art, not just quilts.

Dali madness

The Dali museum in St. Petersburg is an interesting building. The inside is fun, the outside is lovely gardens. The Dali art is challenging to interpret. I like his early paintings, before he made abstract expressionist art. I may be intellectually lazy, but distorted human forms and deconstructed objects that are social commentary on the atomic age require more thought and analysis than I am willing to do. He was skilled and precise, used color and contrast successfully. I think his paintings are mainly emotional reactions to his fears.