"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious...
the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science."
Yin and Yang, the egghead sculptures that have sat between the Embarcadero Center and Sue Bierman park since 2002, were removed last year to be restored. Which is a good thing, as they became quite popular with residents of San Francisco, and visitors alike. I was certainly a fan since day one. Alan and I would sometimes ponder what the one egghead was possibly yelling, which the other egghead seemed to ignore him. Did the screaming egghead have a hangover? Was he enraged by the unfairness of male pattern baldness? Was he pissed off by an inconsiderate bird, who relieved himself on poor eggy's head? And was eggy's friend really ignoring the obvious pain his friend was in or was the look on his face simply trying to convey to his pal... Dude... Shit Happens! Or maybe the slightly amused look of... Holy Cow, Here He Goes Again! I could sit and ponder the expressions of Yin and Yang all day, and I miss doing so! I hope they will return soon from their maintenance outing, the San Francisco Embaracadero simply isn't the same without them.
I miss you Yin And Yang!
The Eggheads Yin And Yang
By Robert Arneson
San Francisco Embarcadero
Sue Bierman Park
San Francisco, California