• FRANCIS LI ― Born in Santa Rosa, Francis applied to be involved with the “Hearts in San Francisco” project in order to continue to explore electronics and technology as a medium for art, while giving back to the local community. The construction of the three hearts in his heart series, with their 3D printed shells and embedded electronics, reflects the influence of technology in the city while paying tribute to the prominent maker/DIY community here. Drawing upon the past/present/future city theme of this year’s mini hearts series, one heart uses 60s inspired color palettes reflecting the city’s role in history with the Summer of Love, another has a rainbow pattern that is a tribute to the LGBTQ community, and the last has a faceted shape to highlight the 3D technology inherent in its construction, along with an animation that represents networking in its technological forms of data on the Internet and communication between people through social networks. Francis, an interaction designer and software engineer, is the cofounder and CTO of DohJe, a company that provides an innovative recognition and retention platform for healthcare, aiming to improve healthcare through gratitude. For more information on Francis: https://www.francisli.com/ This sculpture is approximately 7 inches tall, 6 inches across (at the widest point), on a 3 x 3 inch square steel base and weighs approximately 5 pounds. Shipping & handling cost included in sale price.
  • SID WELLMAN ― Sid is an American Pop and Abstract artist, known for bright colors, bold graphics and his whimsical style. He produces high contrast pop-art from cartoonish to abstracts. Over the years, he has sketched, painted, and sculpted just about everything—as well as created custom bikes, boats and race cars. He has received numerous awards and commissions for art in public places, and his work has been shown at the likes of Gregory Kondos Gallery, Phoenix Show for Uptown Arts, Old Sacramento Waterfront Artfest, Gallery 92, Art on the River, Elk on Parade, Excentrique Gallery, Skinner Howard Contemporary Art Gallery, Adamson Gallery, Rancho Murietta Equestrian Center, Rancho Cordova City Hall, Sacramento Temporary Contemporary Gallery, and in a Sleep Train TV commercial. Sid’s career spans over four decades. He started his first business in 1970 creating custom cars, motorcycles, race cars, and boats, and then, in 1982, he began working as a graphic artist. He began showing fine art in the early 90s, and in 1994 he began his own Graphic Design business with his wife Donine, who is also an accomplished artist. For more information on Sid: www.wellmanart.com This sculpture is approximately 7 inches tall, 6 inches across (at the widest point), on a 3 x 3 inch square steel base and weighs approximately 5 pounds. Shipping & handling cost included in sale price.
  • RICK KITAGAWA ― Rick is an award-winning visual artist, storyteller, arts educator, and nationally-ranked skeeball roller, who has worked with the likes of Facebook, GAP, Apple, Adobe, Savoir Faire, Jacquard, and KRINK. Both his visual art and written work centers around horror, feminism, and mythology, and the intersections between these themes and their complex relationship with the world we live in. Colorful and figure-dominated, his visual work serves to highlight the female form, balancing sex appeal with danger; innocence with loss. Rick’s series of Hearts were inspired by the geographic changes San Francisco has undergone, starting from a wave-beaten, pre-colonial sandbar, “Past,” to the building of the Golden Gate bridge and the development of SF as an international hub of development, “Present,” to the skyscrapers and modernized big city that has been rebuilt by emerging technology, “Future.” Says Rick, “San Francisco has been an inspirational place to live throughout history, and the abstracted interpretation of its geography through history is my way of trying to invoke the spirit of each era”. For more information on Rick: http://rickkitagawa.com/ This sculpture is approximately 7 inches tall, 6 inches across (at the widest point), on a 3 x 3 inch square steel base and weighs approximately 5 pounds. Shipping & handling cost included in sale price.
  • RICK KITAGAWA ― Rick is an award-winning visual artist, storyteller, arts educator, and nationally-ranked skeeball roller, who has worked with the likes of Facebook, GAP, Apple, Adobe, Savoir Faire, Jacquard, and KRINK. Both his visual art and written work centers around horror, feminism, and mythology, and the intersections between these themes and their complex relationship with the world we live in. Colorful and figure-dominated, his visual work serves to highlight the female form, balancing sex appeal with danger; innocence with loss. Rick’s series of Hearts were inspired by the geographic changes San Francisco has undergone, starting from a wave-beaten, pre-colonial sandbar, “Past,” to the building of the Golden Gate bridge and the development of SF as an international hub of development, “Present,” to the skyscrapers and modernized big city that has been rebuilt by emerging technology, “Future.” Says Rick, “San Francisco has been an inspirational place to live throughout history, and the abstracted interpretation of its geography through history is my way of trying to invoke the spirit of each era”. For more information on Rick: http://rickkitagawa.com/ This sculpture is approximately 7 inches tall, 6 inches across (at the widest point), on a 3 x 3 inch square steel base and weighs approximately 5 pounds. Shipping & handling cost included in sale price.
  • JAMIE KAPLAN ― Jamie is a graphic designer, illustrator, art director and photographer. She has been deemed a Swiss army knife of visual media, having worked on projects for Lucky Strike, Boudin, Curry Up Now, The Wig Exchange and Vendini. Jamie’s hearts were inspired by the hills of San Francisco. As someone who has always been transfixed by the City, Jamie loves San Francisco’s diverse landscape where residents and tourists alike are enveloped by its inescapable connection to nature within a completely urban space. Her heart series, “Such Great Heights,” takes San Francisco’s topography and removes the busyness, simplifying the image through a process of reduction, in order to show the City’s most striking features and gradients. For more information on Jamie: www.jamiekaplancreative.com This sculpture is approximately 7 inches tall, 6 inches across (at the widest point), on a 3 x 3 inch square steel base and weighs approximately 5 pounds. Shipping & handling cost included in sale price.
  • JAMIE KAPLAN ― Jamie is a graphic designer, illustrator, art director and photographer. She has been deemed a Swiss army knife of visual media, having worked on projects for Lucky Strike, Boudin, Curry Up Now, The Wig Exchange and Vendini. Jamie’s hearts were inspired by the hills of San Francisco. As someone who has always been transfixed by the City, Jamie loves San Francisco’s diverse landscape where residents and tourists alike are enveloped by its inescapable connection to nature within a completely urban space. Her heart series, “Such Great Heights,” takes San Francisco’s topography and removes the busyness, simplifying the image through a process of reduction, in order to show the City’s most striking features and gradients. For more information on Jamie: www.jamiekaplancreative.com This sculpture is approximately 7 inches tall, 6 inches across (at the widest point), on a 3 x 3 inch square steel base and weighs approximately 5 pounds. Shipping & handling cost included in sale price.