International Orange is an art exhibit at Fort Point in San Francisco celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. The exhibit was named in honor of the beautiful orange paint color of the span. There are 16 contributing artists in the exhibit that approach the bridge from different perspectives ranging from photography, video, magazine, sound … a feast for all the senses. Not only is it in a unique and beautiful location with wind, waves and fog but the landmark it pays tribute too looms large.
It is difficult to pick a favorite exhibit if I had too #8 “Chrysopylae” left quite an impression. This installation has two very large video screens depicting the bridge from many angles at all different times of the day including large container ships passing underneath and the waves crashing is truly amazing. The video images challenge the picture-postcard vision of the bridge.
The exhibit is showing through October 28, 2012 so don’t miss it and it is worth the visit. On the website you can hear from the artists in their own words international-orange.org. Since it is a visual experience below is a gallery of my images.
A little side note we hiked in the Presidio earlier in the day and saw a bird that may have been a hawk. To add to that a few weeks before I saw a Coyote all in San Francisco. Definitely a city with abundant wildlife.
Click on an image to enlarge. Please let me know what you think. Are you going to visit?