Collection Sold To San Francisco General Hospital - Brings fond memories!

Salmon Creek

A collection of 7 of my works have been purchased and installed in the San Francisco General Hospital’s OBGYN ward, 6th Floor. A group from that hospital was touring the Women’s Health Center at UCSF Medical where I had the 5th floor for a show called “Serenity Earth”, put on by Matt McKinley, of McKinley Art Solutions. Included in the collection is “Salmon Creek” (shown above). This piece is 30” x 80” and was shot on my property in Occidental early one morning after a storm, in 1995.

This was a magical property that I have so many fond memories of: My son was born while living here, I built a shower in a huge redwood stump to use while I remodeled a bathroom (even after the bath was finished, I would sometimes used this shower, even in the cold of winter), and, I would sit on my deck, overlooking a small valley full of redwoods, ferns, and this protected creek. It was the first house that I had purchased, and the only heat was two wood stoves. I didn’t have much money so I would cut and split wood from the two acres - much of it was so old it provided more ash than heat. Too many memories here - I’ll have to write a book sometime!

This was the largest single purchase of my work that I’ve had, and for that I’m grateful. But what I hope will last much longer than that reward, is the peace the images provide to anyone in that area of the hospital. I haven’t marketed my work anywhere besides galleries and shows, but, from this I hope to find a way into hospitals and other areas where the people who appreciate them are people who could benefit most.