Weekly Photo Challenge: From Every Angle #1: Cupid’s Span


Stroll along San Francisco’s waterfront at the Embarcadero and you’re liable to see any number of interesting sites. One of the more striking is “Cupid’s Span,” a 60-foot, fiberglass-and-steel sculpture of an arrow at Rincon Park.

Erected in 2002, it is the creation of noted American sculpture artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, who have said that the bow and arrow of Cupid design was inspired by San Francisco’s reputation as the home port of Eros, the Greek god of love and reputed son of Aphrodite.

When in San Francisco, be sure to check out this arresting piece of public art, as well as the other cool things to be found along the Embarcadero. Until then, here’s Cupid’s Span, from every angle.

For more angles, check out this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.

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Hi, I'm Stephen Kelly, a writer, editor, photographer and graphic designer living in beautiful San Francisco, CA, USA. Amongst the things I love are writing, photography, movies, music, fitness, travel, Batman, all things Australian, food and fun, all of which I hope to reflect in this here blog. Welcome aboard ... now let's get busy!
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11 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: From Every Angle #1: Cupid’s Span

  1. Megan says:

    Wonderful photos!

  2. Hi, Stephen! I seem to remember you mentioning this art work once before, though I can’t remember if I saw it. Some memory, huh? Anyway, what I think is neatest about this is that the arrow’s point (if one imagines it existing) penetrates directly into the earth. Gaia’s in love!

    • Hi Victoria. Wow … good eyes and memory! I must dig it up, but I believe it was included in a San Francisco Public Art blog post way back when. I like how it looks like it just came crashing down to earth from somewhere above, permanently embedded into the Earth.

  3. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: From Every Angle 2: Golden Gate Bridge | Stephen Kelly Creative

  4. pommepal says:

    Interesting angles…

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