"Ark" Bronze Statue 1985, Artist: Bruce Hasson (born 1954), San Francisco, California

Even Closer
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An even closer view of the sculpture revealed two more animals below the horned African creature.


"Ark" external link Bronze Sculpture external link 1985 external link   •  by Bruce Hasson (born 1954) external link external link   •  American Sculptor and Painter   •  Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 11:20:53 Saturday 19 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 12 November 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5611
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The Front
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The front of the sculpture featured a Buffalo to the top left, and a Rhinoceros to the top right. Other creatures were hidden blow.


"Ark" external link Bronze Sculpture external link 1985 external link   •  by Bruce Hasson (born 1954) external link external link   •  American Sculptor and Painter   •  Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 11:20:30 Saturday 19 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 12 November 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5608
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Buffalo And Bird
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A closer view of the buffalo also revealed the bird perched atop a block over the buffalo.


"Ark" external link Bronze Sculpture external link 1985 external link   •  by Bruce Hasson (born 1954) external link external link   •  American Sculptor and Painter   •  Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 11:20:39 Saturday 19 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 12 November 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5609
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Closer Rhinoceros
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A closer view of the Rhinoceros which also revealed the horned African creature below left.


"Ark" external link Bronze Sculpture external link 1985 external link   •  by Bruce Hasson (born 1954) external link external link   •  American Sculptor and Painter   •  Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 11:20:48 Saturday 19 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 12 November 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5610
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The Sign
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A sign was attached to the base of the sculpture which described it. That sign read:

SFAC
BRUCE HASSON
American, b. 1954
ARK
© 1985
Bronze
Cast at Artworks Foundry, Berkeley, CA
Following a 1983 trek in the Peruvian Andes, Hasson was inspired by
the mysteries of Inca stone work. The Ark resembles a large
archaeological artifact. It is symbolic of a sanctuary that protects life and
is a reminder of the importance of preserving endangered animals
and their natural habitat.
Collection of the City and County of San Francisco


"Ark" external link Bronze Sculpture external link 1985 external link   •  by Bruce Hasson (born 1954) external link external link   •  American Sculptor and Painter   •  Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 11:20:21 Saturday 19 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 12 November 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5607
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Hippo On Back
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A partial view of the back of the sculpture revealed a hippo with its mouth open as a threat.


"Ark" external link Bronze Sculpture external link 1985 external link   •  by Bruce Hasson (born 1954) external link external link   •  American Sculptor and Painter   •  Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 11:21:06 Saturday 19 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 12 November 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5612
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Elephant
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An elephant lifted a railroad tie with its trunk on the other end of the back of the sculpture. Other animals could be seen hiding between and below the hippo and the elephant.


"Ark" external link Bronze Sculpture external link 1985 external link   •  by Bruce Hasson (born 1954) external link external link   •  American Sculptor and Painter   •  Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 11:21:33 Saturday 19 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 12 November 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5613
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