Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cupid, Draw Back Your Bow

I have written before about matters of the heart - whether the organ in question is making wishes, getting married, or just feeling crushy. Valentine's Day is on the horizon, and, on San Francisco's Embarcadero, so is this sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, echoing the shape of the Bay Bridge in the distance.


This arrow, of course, has already hit its mark: all those hearts left in San Francisco. Cupid is drawing back his bow again, and this time he's listening to Sam Cooke:

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