Walk: 1. Presidio Pickleball 2. Sunday stroll
Distance: 1. 2.5 miles, 90 minutes pickle 2. 2.5 miles, yoga
|Alexander Calder (1898-1976), Scarlet Digitals, 1945, sheet metal, wire, paint|
It's hard for Ciwt to settle on favorites in the visually alive and pleasing Calder-Picasso show currently at the de Young. All Calder's mobiles float like gently captivating happy clouds. This unexpected little flower or bird or playful fingers waving winked at her on the way by, so she is choosing it.
The signage for Scarlet Digitals is also her choice to illustrate the ongoing (and unhelpful) 'art speak' throughout the show: "...set in motion, this sculpture expands the implied spacial volumes encompassed by its projecting and rotating elements..." Did that excerpt help you to enjoy the work more? Or did it detract, like it did for Ciwt? Every piece in the show is very able to speak for itself.
|Alexander Calder, La Grande vitesse (1:5 intermediate maquette), 1969, sheet metal, bolts, paint|