Nature of Medicine

 Posted by on September 9, 2017
Sep 092017
 

San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue
Potrero Hill
Main Lobby of the New Wing

Image by Arla Escontrias for SFGHF

Image by Arla Escontrias for SFGHF

When you enter the lobby of the new wing you are overwhelmed by color.  The two glass mosaics and the terrazzo floor are all done by Oakland artist, Rupert Garcia, done in 2015 they are titled Nature of Medicine.

The floor art piece measures 88 feet by 52 feet. The mosaic mural above the reception desk is 190 inches by 359-1/2 inches and the mural above the stairs measures 252-7/8 inches by 305 inches

Tile mosaic in the stairwell leading to the second floor

Tile mosaic in the stairwell leading to the second floor

Rupert García, born in French Camp, California, is a Chicano artist who works in poster paint, oils and pastels.  He studied painting and received numerous student honors from Stockton Junior College and San Francisco State University (SFSU), where he was influenced by Photo Realism.

Rupert Garcia has a piece at the San Francisco International airport that you can read about here.

This installation was part of a $7million budget and is the responsibility of the San Francisco Art Commission.