March 2006 Release
"I Left My Heart in San Francisco ...", so says the classic
ballad; yet what is it about the fabled city by the bay that so strongly
tugs at the heart strings? I will attempt to answer that question with a new
series of paintings, of which this is the first.
My passion for San Francisco should be evident to all.
After all, I've done nearly twenty images for publication that celebrate my
beloved city by the bay. Yet looking back on all these images, I have yet to
document a setting that is as quintessentially "San Francisco" as
my newest work. We can almost hear the clanging of bells as a cable car
makes its way ponderously up the street while colorful vehicles dodge to and
fro on the congested pavement. Street musicians ply their trade as a
makeshift audience gathers, and two lovers stroll arm-in-arm beneath an
umbrella. At the far left the towers of a Cathedral lend a timeless presence
while in the distance the Coit Tower and the picturesque monoliths of the
bridge stand guard over the glistening bay. An Italian flag above a chop
suey parlor bears testimony to the cultural diversity of my favorite city,
and the ever present wisps of fog lend an enchanting mood.
As I worked, I wanted so much to enter The Heart of
San Francisco that I even posed myself astride my vintage Harley
Davidson motorcycle making my way up the steep incline of the boulevard!"
Available as an 18x24,
25.5x34, 30x40 or 40x60 image, this release piece comes from the same vein
as San Francisco, Lombard Street and San Francisco, Golden Gate. Perfectly
capturing the life and times in Frisco, it is arguably the crown jewel in
the series. For more information about this piece especially about the
hidden items contained within it - feel free to contact your Art of the
South gallery consultant.