Earth Mother Heart

Daniela Friedmann

Daniela Friedmann was born and raised in Bucharest, Romania. After moving to Mountain View, CA with her husband in 2002, she decided to pursue an old dream: to dedicate as much time as possible to drawing and painting. With a lifelong love for the outdoors, observing and marveling at Nature’s beautiful creations, her creative core is ignited by natural and organic form, by vivid color, by the tension and contradictions generated by the extremes found in Nature: symmetry and chaos, light and dark, smooth and rough. A self-taught artist, she took an active participation within the art community and her paintings have been accepted into many juried art exhibits, national art competitions and galleries in the Bay Area, with some of her paintings having won prestigious awards. Her works are also part of private and corporate collections in the U.S. and Europe.

Hearts in San Francisco Project

The Hearts in San Francisco project debuted in 2004 with 131 heart sculptures, created by local Bay Area artists and auctioned by the Foundation in support of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

The Foundation raised nearly 3 million dollars for ZSFG in that first year. Today, we carry on this tradition by commissioning and auctioning a new set of hearts each year. The funds raised support those delivering on the promise of accessible and equitable health care for all in our city.

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