Phoenix Rising

Miles Mathews

Miles Mathews makes art semi-professionally in Santa Cruz, California. He makes mosaic art, murals, and paintings, using folk and spiritual themes. Miles uses big, bright colors and scale to portray mysticism, power, and beauty. He aims to engulf his viewers in an experience that helps them find greater meaning in life, and wants them to leave the art with an inspiration to go create on their own. San Francisco has always held a deep place in his heart.

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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See all of the 2023 Hearts

See all of the 2023 Anniversary Hearts