Enter the mind of Timothy Horn – an Australian artist taking Golden Gate Park by storm with his large-scale works that combine interesting materials to craft beauty and awe-inspiring creations. With a knack for using silicone rubber, fiber optics, Easter egg foil, nickel-plated bronze, and sugar – Horn produces an assortment of pretty fascinating art that includes jellyfish ‘chandeliers’ inspired by the 19th century illustrations of German zoologist, Ernst Haeckel.

Horn is known for producing pieces that deliver glamorous displays of jeweled art that conjure thoughts of Candyland. A sample of Horn’s talent is found here, but you can catch the up, close and personal creativity at de Young Museum (50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive) this weekend from 9:30am to 5:15pm with “Timothy Horn: Bitter Sweet.” Have you ever seen a chandelier made out of sugar?

What’s even more noteworthy is that this particular installation pays tribute to the “Great Grandmother of San Francisco,” Alma Spreckels – wife of millionaire sugar baron, Adolph Spreckels. Keep in mind that this exhibit continues on throughout July until October 12th – Tuesday to Thursday (9:30am to 5:15pm) and on Fridays (9:30am–8:45pm).

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