Gung Hay Fat Choy: Happy Chinese New Year!

Display windows don’t usually make me stop and stare, let alone snap shots. This group of displays for Saks Fifth Avenue here in San Francisco literally dared me not to stop and be amazed. I’m having a hard time believing I’m the only city-dweller who’s in awe. While I can’t really comment in any meaningful…

Asian Art Museum: African Mask with Pectoral

From the same museum visit (The Asian Art Museum) as my last post, This beautiful mask stands out in a number of ways for me. The color is the first thing to capture my eye. Dark, glossy, with the subtle lighter shadings of brown on the lips and tip of the nose. I want to…

Miracles of a Macroscopic World

Yet another of the beautiful butterflies I encountered on my trip to their show last year. Notice the ‘straw’ dipping down into the flower? It’s called a proboscis- also called a tongue in the common speech! I got to watch this guy’s proboscis unwind itself from the tight circle it had been moments before, to…