Lady in the Dragon

Sam Flores

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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The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation is proud to help the people who heal people, supporting ZSFG caregivers in their aim to provide the very best care to all who walk through their doors.

Meet the Artist:


Sam Flores was born in the state of New Mexico in the United States. As a young man, he moved to San Francisco, California. When he was younger, he was recorded to be inspired by the work of graffiti, which is what currently drives his inspirations for his paintings and works. He grew up in the scene of skating, graffiti, comic books, and hip hop music and this is reflected in his work.


Sam Flores is known for his work having an art nouveau style, intense color combinations, and fine detail. His work is usually presented on canvas or wood. He is a self-taught artist. He combines unique and disproportional creatures with vibrant landscapes.