Monday, December 21, 2009

Twilight of The Upper Crust



Right next to this year's Civic Center Christmas Tree with its expensive, new, white LED lights (click here for a story by Rachel Gordon)...



...Patrick Dougherty's sapling sculpture, "The Upper Crust," is more than holding its own.



With the sycamore trees pruned back to their Winter Solstice nubs...



...the sculptures are once again standing out in bold relief.



It will be sad when they are taken down in February...



...because after a year, they feel a part of the neighborhood.

4 comments:

Black Rock Arts Foundation said...

I twittered this, hope that is okay..

sfmike said...

Dear BRAF: Of course it's okay. Merry Christmas.

k said...

has their been a petition started to save this art installation? i mean, we have some big bow-n-arrow on the embarcadero, why must we always make SF uncool and remove art that gives an area a defining feature?

Michael Strickland said...

Dear k: It was always designed to be taken down and destroyed (rather than rotting away) by the artist, Patrick Dougherty.