Hearts in San Francisco

2020 Collection Series

Proceeds from the sales of Heart Sculptures support the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation by funding programs and initiatives at Zuckerberg San Francisco General. A heartfelt thank you to our 2020 Heart Sculpture Artists for lending their time, talents, and creativity to create one-of-a-kind Hearts.

Heart Sculptures will be available for auction in February 2020.
For more information, visit the SFGHF eBay page.

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Recycled California Poppies

MARGUERITE BRADLEY – Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Marguerite Bradley has now settled comfortably in San Francisco as an artist. She is currently receiving her BFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institution. Along with her artistic pursuits, Marguerite hosts an art radio show called “Curios the Cat” on Tower Radio. Her art can be seen throughout the city as she has painted various murals around local Bay Area establishments such as Greens Restaurant. Marguerite is a repeat Hearts artist who formerly created a mini Heart. For her 2020 Heart, she built upon past success with the California poppy symbolism, although experimenting with new materials. Her Heart, titled “Recycled California Poppies,” utilizes recycled sheets of metal. Marguerite is a strong believer in using recycled goods to create new and beautiful forms of art.

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2020 Large Heart by Eveline Darroch, Ian Montgomery, and Jeremy Novy The Bay
2020 Large Heart by Eveline Darroch, Ian Montgomery, and Jeremy Novy The Bay (back)

“The Bay”

EVELINE DARROCH (ALONGSIDE IAN MONTGOMERY AND JEREMY NOVY) – Eveline Darroch has a strong passion for creating art that looks at the world from a different perspective. She has been a professional artist for 18 years, working with different artists around the globe for cirque, opera, theater, and commercial installations. Ian Montgomery currently practices as a Registered Nurse at California Pacific Medical Center, Mission Bernal Campus. He has a background as an Interventional Radiology Nurse Practitioner, and is a volunteer with SF Village. One of Ian’s mediums is controlled oxidation/patina’s process on polished metal creating detailed images. Jeremy Novy is a California-based street and stencil artist best known for his stencils of koi fish and efforts in support of gay activism. He strives to bring gay representation in urban spaces. He has curated the first major exhibition of its kind, “A History of Queer Street Art,” which premiered in San Francisco in 2011 and later toured to Pop Up Gallery in Los Angeles and Yale University. 

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2020 Large Heart by Naomi Duben Butterflight
2020 Large Heart by Naomi Duben Butterflight (back)

“Butterflight”

NAOMI DUBEN – Repeat Heart artist Naomi Duben is originally from Marin County, and is a mixed-media artist and painter who is inspired by the atypical and unique essence that embodies the Bay Area. Naomi found her love for street chalk drawing through the San Rafael Italian street painting festivals and has been participating in them every summer for nearly 20 years. She has taken her street chalk skill across the country, participating in festivals nationwide with her “street chalk family” throughout the entire year. Naomi’s artistic specializations also include street chalk painting, murals, mixed media collage, and traditional paintings in acrylic and oil. Her use of acrylic paint is seen through her Heart, “Butterflight” that uses a gorgeous meld of color and wonder to illustrate a throng of butterflies as a hot air balloon, giving the illusion that the Heart itself is taking off into flight.

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2020 Large Heart by Linda Fahey Waves of Love
2020 Large Heart by Linda Fahey Waves of Love (back)

“Waves of Love”

LINDA FAHEY – Linda Fahey is the chief curator and proprietor of Yonder, an art store and studio that was originally founded in Pacifica that has expanded to the inner Richmond District in San Francisco which includes a curated selection of direct made goods from around the globe and an open plan working ceramic studio. Linda spends much of her time in the shop, crafting her own line of ceramics inspired by her experience living in the Bay Area coast. She welcomes customers to her shop to converse and create their own art, encouraging exploration, innovation, and collaboration. Her work has been shown in the Bay Area and is available nationally and internationally through design-focused stores such as Anthropologie and Voyager. Her Heart, “Waves of Love,” represents ocean waves.

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2020 Large Heart by Sam Flores Lady in the Dragon
2020 Large Heart by Sam Flores Lady in the Dragon (back)

“Lady in the Dragon”

SAM FLORES – Originally located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sam Flores has been immersed in drawing and working on his graffiti skills since a young age, which  he mastered without any institutional training. Sam would later relocate from Albuquerque to the Bay Area in the late ‘90s for its Bohemian lifestyle and the potential to further his career as a commercial artist. Since moving to the Bay Area, Sam has developed a loyal fan base as he has explored a diverse selection of subject matter with themes of innocence, femininity, natural beauty, and melancholy. Much of his art, as seen from his Heart “Lady in the Dragon,” includes a multitude of anthropomorphic characters and beautiful goddesses with artistic influences from the Japanese Edo period, urban contemporary montages, and pop-surrealist environments. Sam is currently the creative director and founder of Twelve Grain for Upper Playground, having the name of the brand as a tribute to the 12 original members of his crew in Albuquerque and a representation of the role that nature has played in his work and life.

2020 Large Heart by Judith Lippe Heart of San Francisco
2020 Large Heart by Judith Lippe Heart of San Francisco (back)

“Heart of San Francisco”

JUDITH LIPPE – Judith Lippe, a repeat Heart artist who previously designed a heart for the 2013 series, is a Palo Alto resident who has lived in the Bay Area for 40 years. She has years of fine art training, and her professional career lies in Interior Architectural Design. Judith has earned degrees from Brooklyn Museum Art School, Brooklyn College, Harrington Institute of Interior Design, and California College of the Arts. The concept behind her heart was derived from the desire to create a Heart that shows the amazing visual contrasts of San Francisco: the vitality, beauty, and strength of the city’s downtown cityscape with the amazing skyline, adjacent to the natural landscape of Lands End and the Bay. This came together as a beautiful contrast, and was commissioned by Westfield Mall.

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2020 Large Heart Alive With Color by Jessica Nixon (front)
2020 Large Heart Alive With Color by Jessica Nixon (back)

“Alive with Color”

JESSICA NIXON – Jessica Nixon has a true passion for creating and believes that art is a big part of who she is. She has spent the majority of her life exploring the Bay Area. As a child, she always looked forward to the holidays when her dad would take her to San Francisco where she would take the cable car through downtown, search for the fortune cookie factory in Chinatown, and enjoy the sea lions at Pier 39. These memories motivated her to venture back to San Francisco and get a job there, allowing her to experience the diversity, passions, sights, and hidden gems of the city every day for nearly a decade. For Jessica, right when she gets off of the Bart station, she immediately is lifted by the colorful energy of the bustling city. Her Heart, “Alive with Color,” is inspired by the view of the city in her residence in Albany, where she would look across the water and experience the colorful memories and experiences all over again.

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“Berry Heart”

SEAN O’BRIEN – Born in Flint, Michigan, Sean Patrick O’Brien moved to San Francisco in 2009. He works as an Interface Designer at Apple after initially pursuing an education in engineering, and is currently studying fine arts at City College of San Francisco. His art style is highly inspired from artists and designers such as Naoto Fukusawa, Chuck Close, Raymond Sepulveda, and Rich Dellinger, who have molded his art style of pop art and photorealism, as can be seen in his Heart, “Berry Heart.” His work has traditionally been digital, but has recently started delving into physical mediums.

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2020 Large Heart by Ari Takata-Vasquez Wild
2020 Large Heart by Ari Takata-Vasquez Wild (back)

“Wild”

ARI TAKATA-VASQUEZ – Ari Takata Vasquez is a muralist, painter, and designer living and working in Oakland, California. She was born in Hawaii and attributes a large sum of her organic design to her upbringing in Kapolei and island culture. From this cultural influence, Ari’s art style focuses on creating work that is simply, clean, and slightly familiar. After moving to California, she began practicing and mastering her art in 2012 while in graduate school at UC Berkeley. Since residing in California, she has exhibited her work at various group shows and has created murals across multiple establishments around the Bay Area.

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2020 Large Heart by Team Annie I Heart Annie
2020 Large Heart by Team Annie I Heart Annie (back)

“I Heart Annie”

TEAM ANNIE (BONNIE DUQUE, HANNAH SITZER, CALEB SHERIDAN, AND GINA PRIVITERE) – Team Annie is comprised of Donnie Duque, Hannah Sitzer, and Gina Privitere. Bonnie Duque is an artist, interior designer, and activations project manager for 25 years. She specializes in custom fixtures, furniture, murals, and large-scale project activations in commercial, healthcare, and residential environments. Hannah Sitzer is the founder and creative director of Antlre Creative, LCC with over 20 years of experience, creating custom art and environments for tech and retail companies. Gina Privitere is the current photo editor at Twitter and former photo editor at The New York Times for seven years. She specializes in creative direction, graphic design, composition, documentation, and all forms of media support. “I Heart Annie” is made up of billboard style poster art of local bands and venues of San Francisco, layered and torn over a painted base with clear UV weather proof coating.

2020 Large Heart by Laine Wiesemann Tea Time for the City
2020 Large Heart by Laine Wiesemann Tea Time for the City (back)

“Tea Time for the City”

 

LAINE WIESEMANN – Laine Wiesemann was astonished when finding out that the Heart she was designing was benefitting Zuckerberg SF General Hospital, the very hospital that saved her own heart. Two years ago, the staff at Zuckerberg General found a grapefruit sized tumor in Laine’s chest and immediately rushed her to the emergency room. After the first two weeks of being placed in the hospital, she became familiar with the oncology crew who became essential to her five-month recovery process. From saving her life to simply bringing her a blanket, Laine became immensely grateful for everything they had done for her as well as her fellow residents of San Francisco. During her healing process, she had found a renewed motivation to create art. When coming up with an idea for her Heart, “Tea Time for the City,” she almost instantly knew what it would look like; one of her teapots pouring into the bay. She had been exploring the theme of her obsession of green tea in her paintings which was recently inspired by her oncologist, Dr. Abrams. From there on, tea became a symbol of health and comfort to her. Surrounding the tea pot are Angel’s Trumpet flowers as a representation of the supportive, angelic loved ones and community in her life.

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Table Top Hearts

2020 Table Top Heart by Brianne Chaney Love is the Flower
2020 Table Top Heart by Brianne Chaney Love is the Flower (back)

“Love is the Flower”

BRIANNE CHANEY  – Based in Sacramento, Brianee Chaney is a young, up and coming artist making a name for herself with a number of murals created in her city. Inspired by the beauty of individuality and the spirit of life and growth, her paintings often depict a measure of stories through the faces of woman, and the constant change of nature. Brianne’s distinct art style consists of her various layers of color that bring her one-dimensional depictions of the world she inhabits come alive. “Love is the Flower,” composed of acrylic and polyurethane paint, is intended to represent the affinity between a heart and a flower, whereas a heart blooms as it is tended to and cared for and its beauty can only reflect the love and thoughts that water it.

2020 Table Top Heart by Entropy City Life Technology
2020 Table Top Heart by Entropy City Life Technology (back)

“City Life Technology”

ENTROPY – Born and raised in Germany, Entropy realized her dream to empower creative people through arts, science, and technology when arriving to her new home in San Francisco. She believes that technology is a positive attribute of the city and modern times as it brings order and growth, creates relationships between people and their environment. Entropy’s art is influenced by her education in social work, art therapy, and art education as well as her background in street art. She is the president of the San Francisco based nonprofit, “Cultivate,” which empowers creative people that want to actively shape their surroundings. Cultivate is a family of makers driven by technology. Entropy is a repeat Heart artist, who designed a heart for the 2018 series previously.

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2020 Table Top Luminuous San Francisco by Yingri Guan

“Luminous San Francisco”

YINGRI GUAN - Born in China and now living in the United States, Yingri Guan is a multidisciplinary artist and designer based in San Francisco. Yingri has an interest in the global commonalities and differences between every existence. By analyzing and interpreting the various similarities and differences, she fabricates physical visualizations through generative design to exhibit an understanding of these connections. Her work has been displayed throughout the globe, including China, California, Maryland, and New York. However, her career has prospered in San Francisco. Her love for the city was her motivation to encompass the diversity and energetic atmosphere in the creation of a Heart. Her Heart, “Luminous San Francisco” quite literally displays San Francisco as the city’s topographical map is etched onto layers of transparent glass material being lit from top to bottom. The piece is meant to remind people of the San Francisco at night, as if they are viewing the city from a plane, overlooking the luminous cityscape.

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2020 Table Top Heart by Emerald Maher Doggie Days
2020 Table Top Heart by Emerald Maher Doggie Days (back)

“Doggie Days”

EMERALD MAHER - Emerald Maher was raised in San Francisco’s Sunset district by a single mother who emigrated to the United States in 1980. Due to financial hardships, Emerald was unable to attend secondary schooling for art and instead, is a self-taught artist who utilizes a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, and aerosol cans. Her artistic style  has progressed through the interesting people that she has met and studied over the years. Another factor influencing Emerald’s style is her family. From her art, she attempts to pay homage to her mother by depicting people and places that embody the locations of her family’s origin, China and Vietnam. She is eager to see what is to come in her artistic career as she is open to any artistic style that allows her to capture the essence of her own feelings as well as the current undertone of the community. Emerald debut her works at the SOMA Streat Dumpling Festival in 2018, an event celebrating Chinese New Year and the food, music, and art of the Chinese culture. She also showcased other works of hers through various local events and storefronts in San Francisco’s Mission District. These works are tributes to immigrants, ancestry, the voices of the youth, and the beauty of San Francisco’s architecture and public transportation.

2020 Table Top Heart by Matthew Priest California Street
2020 Table Top Heart by Matthew Priest California Street (back)

“California Street”

MATTHEW PRIEST - Born in San Antonio, previously living in New York and Paris, and currently living in San Francisco for the past 17 years, Matthew Priest has fallen in love with city culture both old and contemporary, observing such culture through its architecture, music, literature, history, and art. His passion and appreciation for the city can be seen through his Heart, “California Street,” which is nearly a picture-perfect recreation of the cable car view of that can be seen in San Francisco’s street of the same name. Matthew’s work has been in a myriad of exhibitions, including the Transbay Transit Center, the ICSF Women’s Health Center, City College San Francisco.

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2020 Table Top Heart by Deborah Shea Captive
2020 Table Top Heart by Deborah Shea Captive (back)

“Captive”

DEBORAH SHEA - Deborah Shea is a multimedia artist that has received a Bachelor of Arts in studio art and design at the University of California at Davis and is currently living in the Bay Area. She has also studied acrylic painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. Since the time of her studies, Deborah has taught classes and workshops in painting and pastel drawing and has displayed her work in multiple exhibits. She is an experienced artist who has worked with other various artists such as Wayne Thiebaud, Roland Peterson, and Frances Butler. Her Heart, “Captive,” is a grand display of her artistic mastery as her photorealistic style defines her piece.

2020 Table Top Heart by Daniel Tousignant Twin Peaks San Francisco
2020 Table Top Heart by Daniel Tousignant Twin Peaks San Francisco (back)

“Twin Peaks San Francisco”

DANIEL TOUSIGNANT - A repeat artist, Daniel Tousignant has contributed three large Hearts and one table top Heart over the years. Raised on a dairy farm in Minnesota, he began painting at the age of five, using the subtleties of color and light to capture a unique spirit and energy in all of his pieces. Daniel would later hone his artistic skill through the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Chicago Art Institute, Central School of Art in London, and the Royal Academy in London, England. “I love recalling collective memories of peaceful landscapes, creating environments with open, expansive, clear horizons,” he says. In a review from Barcelona Metropolitan Magazine, Tousignant’s art is described as “like staring at a freeze frame of the best dream you’ve ever had, and the effect is a sudden wash of chest-clutching happiness.” Daniel has exhibited his pieces in galleries throughout the United States as well as Barcelona, Spain. Recently in San Francisco, he has public exhibitions in Bank of America, Transamerica, and Park Merced.  His work has been featured in numerous publications including Marin Magazine, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Papercity Magazine. Daniel has also received the 2008 Spectrum Honoree Award by the Access Institute, a nonprofit organization that supports affordable mental health services.

 

2020 Table Top Heart by Jill Wright Blue True
2020 Table Top Heart by Jill Wright Blue True (back)

“Blue True”

JILL WRIGHT - Jill Wright has always been an artist at heart but has only recently began nurturing this part of her. After harnessing her creative energy into her three kids to have them being to create their own art, she has decided to set off her journey of art and self-discovery. She has experience in a variety of mediums, including clay, metal, paint, pencils, textiles, and plans on evolving her craft with many more to come. Her inspirations derive from intertwined art, beauty, and spirituality within Japanese and Native American cultures and tradition. She also has a diverse selection of artists she draws influence from, including Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and her family.

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Mini Hearts

SHANNON AMIDON

“Apiary”

IRENE BEE-KAIN

“Sister Cities”

2020 Mini Heart by Irene Bee-Kain Sister Cities
2020 Mini Heart by Irene Bee-Kain Sister Cities (back)

CHARISSE CELESTIAL

“Mahal”

2020 Mini Heart by Charisse Celestial Mahal
2020 Mini Heart by Charisse Celestial Mahal (back)

SAMMY CONSANI

“Heart Smiles”

2020 Mini Heart by Sammy Consani Heart Smiles
2020 Mini Heart by Sammy Consani Heart Smiles (back)

AUDREY CUI

“Beyond the Horizon”

2020 Mini Heart by Audrey Cui Beyond the Horizon
2020 Mini Heart by Audrey Cui Beyond the Horizon (back)

MAX EHRMAN

“Eons of Love”

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2020 Mini Heart by Max Ehrman Eons of Love
2020 Mini Heart by Max Ehrman Eons of Love (back)

DANIELA FRIEDMANN

“Secrets of the Heart”

2020 Mini Heart by Daniela Friedmann Secrets of the Heart
2020 Mini Heart by Daniela Friedmann Secrets of the Heart (back)

JENNIFER MARIA HARRIS

“Launch”

2020 Mini Heart by Jennifer Maria Harris Launch
2020 Mini Heart by Jennifer Maria Harris Launch (back)

SOPHIA LEE

“Heartstrings”

2020 Mini Heart by Sophia Lee Heartstrings
2020 Mini Heart by Sophia Lee Heartstrings (back)

ELI LIPPERT

“Rise”

2020 Mini Heart by Eli Lippert Rise
2020 Mini Heart by Eli Lippert Rise (back)

CAROLINE LIZARRAGA

“The Way to My Heart”

2020 Mini Heart by Caroline Lizarraga The Way to My Heart
2020 Mini Heart by Caroline Lizarraga The Way to My Heart (back)

NANCE MILLER

“Soft Light, First Flight”

2020 Mini Heart by Nance Miller Soft Light, First Flight
2020 Mini Heart by Nance Miller Soft Light, First Flight (back)

RON ORPITELLI

“North Beach Millefiori”

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2020 Mini Heart by Ron Orpitelli North Beach Millefiori
2020 Mini Heart by Ron Orpitelli North Beach Millefiori (back)

VICTORIA VEEDELL

“Night Horizon San Francisco Bay”

2020 Mini Heart by Victoria Veedell Night Horizon San Francisco Bay
2020 Mini Heart by Victoria Veedell Night Horizon San Francisco Bay (back)

DIANE WANG

“Within the Fog”

2020 Mini Heart by Diane Wang Within the Fog
2020 Mini Heart by Diane Wang Within the Fog (back)
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The Hearts in SF eBay Heart Sculptures Auction is live!

Proceeds from the sales of Heart Sculptures support the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation by funding programs and initiatives at Zuckerberg San Francisco General. A heartfelt thank you to our 2020 Heart Sculpture Artists for lending their time, talents, and creativity to create one-of-a-kind Hearts.