San Francisco General Hospital Foundation announced that select large, tabletop and mini-mosaic hearts from the 2015 “Hearts in San Francisco” series are available for a charity auction on eBay beginning Monday, February 2, 2015 givingworks.ebay.com/hearts-in-sf/. The bidding window will close ten days later at 2 p.m. at the conclusion of the Heroes & Hearts Luncheon on Thursday, February 12 on the field at AT&T Park. The sculptures are available in various sizes to fit any space, perfect for a Valentine’s Day gift. The online sale is open to all and will provide funding for vital programs and initiatives at The General.
The exclusive tabletop heart designed by Swarovski designers Alice Payr, Doris Obersteiner, Sonja Marinkovic and Claudia Demetz, was made exclusively for the 2015 series. Hand-crafted in Tyrol, Austria, the one-of-a-kind heart is covered with “Crystal Skin,” a special lacquer composed of millions of the finest, tiny crystals. The surface is decorated with approximately 15,000 crystals of several shapes and sizes in nine different, outstanding color combinations. Other table-top heart selections include an abstract hand-painted design, a collage made of mixed media and two mosaic designs – one of an American flag and one of scenes from Golden Gate Park.
The “Hearts in San Francisco” charity auction also includes exclusive mini-mosaic hearts which dazzle with bright designs in a miniature-size heart. Each mini-mosaic features a local artist’s delicate design made of unique materials. The charity auction’s large hearts include a hand-crafted cityscape made of mosaic glass, a reflective chrome heart, a sculpture created from scratch that integrates solar technology and designs featuring wood panels and a kaleidoscope pattern.
You can view four tabletop hearts and 11 mini-mosaic hearts at Macy’s Union Square in the window display on Stockton Street. The Swarovski table top heart is on display in the Wilkes Bashford store window. These hearts are on display in the store windows through February 11. They will then be at AT&T Park for the Foundation’s Heroes & Hearts and Hearts After Dark events.