Urban Art

One of my favorite things to do when traveling is, of course, to seek out all things art related.  On a recent trip to San Fransisco I was so excited to get up close and personal with this amazing sculpture titled "Cupid's Span", a collaborative piece by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. As a Pop Art fan, it is always a thrill to view the large scale pieces of sculptor Claes Oldenburg in person. Being married to a fellow designer myself, I also love that he collaborated on many works with Coosje van Bruggen, his late wife.  

Cupid's Span is 60 feet high and is constructed of painted fiberglass and stainless-steel.  It represents a bow and arrow, symbolic of love. The open design is meant to frame the views from its waterfront park location. The bow strings and arrow relate to the city's bridges and make it a perfect fit for its location. I enjoyed walking around and seeing it from all angles as well as from a distance. 

If you find yourself in downtown San Fransisco, see "Cupid's Span" located at Rincon Park on the Embarcadero. 

Cupid's Span