Piece description from the artist
Quadtych, ( 4 panels)
This piece was inspired by the concept of depicting multiple San Francisco icons in one coherent and existing image. One sunny Saturday down by the waterfront, the bright orange 'Milan Tram' was passing under the Bay Bridge in front of Pier 28. It was a classic SF moment. I went back a few times to wait for the tram to pass again, so I could fix the image in my mind, but it never passed again!.
I also wanted to convey the feeling of old and new, multiple layers, and complex urban streets.
Zue Acker was born in the U.K. and has spent much of her life between Oxford, England and San Francisco, California. Zue graduated in 1986 from the Bath Academy of Art in the UK with honors in Ceramics and Printmaking. She then started her artistic career as a ceramic artist in Oxford, working from a disused water mill over the River Windrush. She sold her work from her studio, in shows, and exhibited in galleries across England.
After six years in the ceramic business she packed up shop to travel. Feeling a need to fill the creative void, she took up watercolors, pastels and charcoal. Many years later after arriving in San Francisco, she took up oil painting.
Zue is drawn to paint her immediate surroundings; the San Francisco streets, and the redwoods and oak trees of California. She also draws inspiration from travel through places such as Mexico and Morocco. Today, Zue works out of her studio located in San Francisco’s Mission district.