San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue
The pieces were all created by sculptor Tom Otterness who was born 1952 in Wichita, Kansas. He is a prolific public art sculptor who has been creating whimsical satirical pieces since the 1970s.
Otterness employs the “lost wax” process to cast his bronze figures, which range from monumental to palm-sized. About his sculptures, the artist says, “I try to make work that speaks a common language that people understand, a visual language that doesn’t intimidate them.”
The sculptures are part of the San Francisco Art Commission Collection and cost $700,000. Otterness has other pieces on a building in the Union Square area that you can see here.