Love of Dahlias

Monica Mejia Loos

Monica Loos is a painter and a thread and fabric enthusiast living in San Francisco with her husband, two teen boys, and dog. She is inspired by food, flora, landscapes, and humans. Her work can be described as simplified, stylized, and generally embodying a feeling of calmness. Monica’s most recent work is primarily in acrylics, but she jumps into other mediums to rest her brain, regroup, and experiment. These include watercolor, cut paper, fabric, and thread. Her creative work allows her to share her appreciation of simple beauty with others.

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