Big Heart On The Rock

Heart Set In Context
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The heart was on display near the back edge of the park just in front of the apartment complex, ironically just below a "Love Where," sign.


Jim Dine, American Pop Artist, 1935 to Present   •  Big Heart on the Rock, Bronze, 1984   •  Sydney G Walton Square, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 September 2010)   •  (Photo taken 15:59:30 Saturday 18 September 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #155930_7802BCX
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Sign On Back
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The sign identifying this sculpture was on the back side of its base, just under the eve of the apartment complex. The sign read:

Jim Dine
Big Heart on the Rock
Bronze
1984


Jim Dine, American Pop Artist, 1935 to Present   •  Big Heart on the Rock, Bronze, 1984   •  Sydney G Walton Square, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 September 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:00:38 Saturday 18 September 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #160038_7804BCX
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Shadowed Side
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The shadowed side of the heart. The side facing the apartment building, with the park laid out behind it. The buildings rising behind it were the Embarcadero Center.


Jim Dine, American Pop Artist, 1935 to Present   •  Big Heart on the Rock, Bronze, 1984   •  Sydney G Walton Square, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 September 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:00:52 Saturday 18 September 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #160052_7806BCX
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Heart On Rock
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This large, black textured heart is similar to a sculpture called Two Big Black Hearts 1985, at the DeCordova Museum. This sculpture was a mere 6 feet (about 2 meters) tall from its base on top of the bricks, whereas the Two Big Black Hearts were 12 feet tall each.


Jim Dine, American Pop Artist, 1935 to Present   •  Big Heart on the Rock, Bronze, 1984   •  Sydney G Walton Square, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 September 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:01:04 Saturday 18 September 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #160104_7807BCX
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Front View
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The front of the sculpture with the apartment complex behind it. Note that the rock on which it rested appeared somewhat organic.


Jim Dine, American Pop Artist, 1935 to Present   •  Big Heart on the Rock, Bronze, 1984   •  Sydney G Walton Square, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 September 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:01:24 Saturday 18 September 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #160124_7808BCX
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Close-Up Of Rock
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A close-up shot of the rock. Note that it appears less like stone and more like something that has flowed, such as fresh volcanic lava internal link basalt flow.


Jim Dine, American Pop Artist, 1935 to Present   •  Big Heart on the Rock, Bronze, 1984   •  Sydney G Walton Square, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 September 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:01:34 Saturday 18 September 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #160134_7809BCX
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Detail Of Front
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A close-up shot of the front of the heart at the joint between the halves. What made this heart so powerful was its dramatic texture.


Jim Dine, American Pop Artist, 1935 to Present   •  Big Heart on the Rock, Bronze, 1984   •  Sydney G Walton Square, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 September 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:01:42 Saturday 18 September 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #160142_7810BCX
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Detail Of Back Left
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A detailed look a the upper-left back side of the heart.


Jim Dine, American Pop Artist, 1935 to Present   •  Big Heart on the Rock, Bronze, 1984   •  Sydney G Walton Square, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 September 2010)   •  (Photo taken 16:01:56 Saturday 18 September 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #160156_7812BCX
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