I was recently in San Fransisco for the Americans for the Arts annual conference. The conference ended at noon on Sunday and my flight out of the city wasn't until 9:50 PM. This left me some time to explore. Two of my co-workers, Christie and Amy, joined me and we went to the Presidio, a National Park near the Golden Gate Bridge.
After a short hike we came on "Spire," a site specific sculpture by artist Andy Goldsworthy. In 2005, "Smithsonian Magazine" named Goldsworthy one of 25 people "who made a difference," saying that he uses "nature as his canvas to create work of transcendent beauty." Four of Goldsworthy's works can be found in the Presidio.
"Spire" was installed in 2008. The sculpture consists of 37 large Monterey cypress trees that were felled at the site. "Spire" is 15' wide and reaches 100' into the sky. In the first picture I am standing at the base of the sculpture to create some perspective of the sculptures colossal height.