Heroes & Hearts 2012: artist made hearts for auction in support of SF General Hospital
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (SFGHF) today announced the 14 artists participating in the 2012 Hearts in San Francisco series – an annual public art exhibition that raises funds to support life-enhancing programs at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.
Charles Gadeken demonstrates Aperion, a large sculpture depicting a flower resting on three large leaves. Aperion is a large tesla coil which processes sound into electrical impulses.
Burning Man is still a couple weeks away, but that means it's crunch time for Black Rock artists.
Featured Sculpture: Aurora by Charlie Gadeken
Self-taught sculptor Charlie Gadeken likes to play with fire, as evidenced by his blazing body of blowtorch artwork. But for his latest piece, Aurora, the San Francisco-based kinetic wizard has chosen LEDs to light up a massive tree that's programmed to mutate colors from day to night.
Aperion is a "14-foot-tall singing Tesla sculpture." It creates electrical arcs about four feet long. The coils can be controlled by theremins played by attendees.
Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics and Lively Arts teamed up with the Thingamajigs group to host demonstrations by the Bay Area instrument-building community. The artists showcased some of their projects in White Plaza on Sunday afternoon.