• 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.
  • DMITRY GRUDSKY ― Returning for his sixth year as a Heart artist, Dmitry is a skilled artist who is passionate about creating art for public spaces. He brings more than 30 years of successful practice to his art designs. Dmitry holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Tashkent Art Institute in Russia, where he was exposed to a broad range of artistic styles, building on a strong foundation in classical Western European art traditions with stylistic infusions from Asia Minor. He likes to refer to his art as “mirror that reflects the attributes of each individual site, enhancing its public use and enjoyment,” which is why he hopes people view his art as a multidimensional poem expressing the feelings of people and the feel of place. The intensive training exposed him to a broad range of artistic styles. He uses mixed media and blends ancient Byzantine mosaic techniques with stained glass, mural painting and relief components in pieces that are visually stunning, strongly sculptural, and surprisingly practical. While living in Russia, Dmitry primarily worked on large-scale public art works. Since immigrating to the Bay Area, Dmitry has combined artwork with teaching. He has created art for community projects, commercial offices, schools and a church as well as for private collectors. He instructs adults in a variety of art forms such as mosaic, wire sculpture, ceramics, painting and collage. For more information on Dmitry: www.grudsky.net This sculpture is approximately 16 inches tall, 17 inches across (at the widest point), on an 8 x 8 inch square steel base and weighs approximately 25 pounds. Shipping & handling cost included in sale price.
  • CHRIS COOK ― Chris is a multi-talented artist and musician who works in a variety of mediums, including textile screen-printing, decoupage, mural painting, and electronic based installations. He has been heavily involved in the San Francisco art scene since 2012, and his works can be seen at many art shows and galleries throughout the city, including Art Attack SF, ArtNexus, and Artspan Art in Neighborhood exhibitions. Chris works regularly with several non-profit organizations such as The Central City SRO Collaboration (CCSRO) and CounterPulse. He strives to push the limits of his own abilities by exploring different techniques and conducting numerous “art experiments.” For his Heart, Chris wanted to create something colorful, playful and fun—and was accessible to all ages. His comic book collages began as an experiment with friends when he first moved to San Francisco five years ago and was having to live on the couches of art friends while he got started. He would buy the comics, three for $1 from the local toy store, and create the mannequin pieces to sell at art shows. People quickly fell in love with the creations, as it was a way to give new life to old forgotten comics, displaying beautiful images in an all new way. For more information on Chris: www.sugabus.com This sculpture is approximately 16 inches tall, 17 inches across (at the widest point), on an 8 x 8 inch square steel base and weighs approximately 25 pounds. Shipping & handling cost included in sale price.
  • JEREMY FISH ― Born in New York, Jeremy has lived in San Francisco for more than 20 years. His work is well known and followed internationally. With a degree in painting and a focus in screen-printing, Jeremy’s education and work experience led to his career as a fine artist and a commercial illustrator. He balances between exhibiting his work both across the U.S. and internationally in galleries, museums and public spaces, while maintaining a presence designing skateboards, t-shirts, vinyl toys, album covers, periodical illustrations, murals, and sneakers. His artwork mainly focuses on storytelling and communication, told through a library of characters and symbols which fall somewhere between all things cute and creepy. He has collaborated with Aesop Rock, Nike, Absolute, Adidas, and many others, and in 2015 was named San Francisco City Hall’s first Artist-in Residence. Most recently he also served as Artist in Residence at Coit Tower. Jeremy’s heart was inspired by the uncertain balance in the current streets of San Francisco. The wisdom, knowledge and ‘tech’ of the owl, sandwiched between the balance of love and the hate—the heart and the skull. It is Jeremy’s personal visual description of the looming good vs. bad vibes that are here in our lovely City by the Bay these days. For more information on Jeremy: www.sillypinkbunnies.com This sculpture is approximately 5 feet tall, 5 feet 6 inches across (at the widest point), on a 36 inches round steel base and weighs approximately 400 pounds.
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  • One-of-a-kind 2017 Limited Edition Mini Mosaic Heart by Robyn Spencer-Crompton & Peter Crompton titled Greenman Heart.  This Table Top Heart Sculpture is created with stained glass, glass beads, lexel, sanded grout and sealant. 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.
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  • One-of-a-kind 2017 Limited Edition Mini Mosaic Heart by Edith Ng titled A Courageous Heart. This Table Top Heart Sculpture is created with glass tiles, grout and adhesive caulk. 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.
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  • One-of-a-kind 2017 Limited Edition Mini Mosaic Heart by Wenia Lee titled Fall, In Love. This Table Top Heart Sculpture is created with stained glass, van gogh glass, milefiori, china and grout. 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.
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  • One-of-a-kind 2017 Limited Edition Table Heart by Naomi Duben titled Lotus Sutra. This Table Top Heart Sculpture is created with decorative paper, modge podge, oil pastel and spray paint. Her heart, “Lotus Sutra,” is the ultimate image of serenity. The heart is to remind viewers of our roots and source. Rustic browns remind us of earth and the peaceful expression reminds us of the quiet. This piece is a daily reminder to take a break from outside chaos and share a moment with yourself to center, rest, breathe and take on the day. This sculpture is approximately 16 inches tall, 17 inches across (at the widest point), on an 8 x 8 inch square steel base and weighs approximately 25 pounds. Shipping & handling cost included in sale price.
  • Reusable tote bag featuring select Hearts in San Francisco sculptures. Perfect for carrying your groceries, running errands, and showing your support for San Francisco General Hospital Foundation!