Monday, September 14, 2009
The Fall of The Upper Crust
No, this post is not about upper crust San Franciscans Dede Wilsey, Jeannene Przyblyski and Alexander Lloyd resigning as San Francisco Art Commissioners recently, after new financial reporting regulations were enacted for city film and art commissioners.
I do have to admit finding the story hilarious (click here for Heather Knight's SFGate account), particularly when Ms. Przyblyski (who is married to local political fixer Eric Jaye), whined to society columnist Catherine Bigelow at 7x7 that she was being unfairly targeted and accused Supervisor Daly of behavior that "bordered on gender discrimination."
I'm not sure where young venture capitalist Alexander Lloyd fits into that equation, but Przyblyski was probably referring to her fellow commissioner Dede Wilsey, San Francisco society's Queen of Mean Stepmothers, whose resignation looked amusingly like "only little people fill out financial disclosure forms."
No, what this post is about is the San Francisco Art Commission sculpture, "The Upper Crust," by Patrick Dougherty in the Civic Center Plaza, which has changed aspect with each season.
Right now the leaves and twigs from the sycamores are turning brown with fall, which means that the sapling sculptures are almost indistinguishable from the trees themselves.
The tentative date for removal of The Upper Crust is at the end of November but it may stay up until the sycamore trees are brutally pruned for their winter hibernation.