Cupid's Span

Cupid’s Span Sculpture – Embarcadero, San Francisco

Situated on the crest of Rincon Park’s northern knoll, Cupid’s Span is a depiction of a bow and arrow. Composed of fiberglass and steel, the sculpture stands approximately 60 feet tall and is 130-140 feet wide. The sculpture has an open design to provide a frame for the surrounding landscape. Cupid’s Span adds to Oldenburg and van Bruggen’s long list of famous large-scale civic sculptures, which include "Spoonbridge and Cherry" in Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, "Saw, Sawing" in Tokyo, Japan, and "Needlethread" in Milan. The sculpture was commissioned by Donald and Doris Fisher, founders of Gap Inc., who donated…