Thursday, July 9, 2009
I have always admired cities that appreciate public art. It allows something beautiful to be admired by the public. Right now there is a public display all over the city called the "Hearts in San Francisco" which is a project benefiting San Francisco General Hospital. This project is similar to Chicago's "Cows on Parade", the symbol of the heart was chosen for San Francisco as a symbol of the city's acceptance and tolerance as well as being "perennially open-hearted." Emerging and recognized local artists have transformed these giant hearts all over the city. They were installed in parks, on street corners, and various locations throughout the city. These are some that I saw in Union Square.