Age of Aquarius features Aquarius Records, the first record store we visited in San Francisco, and which no longer exists. This piece includes the endangered sumatran orangutan from Southeast Asia.
Selective Amnesia features Amnesia, a beautiful bar that used to be located on Valencia in the Mission. Amnesia was one of the last places we visited before the pandemic started. The animal in this piece is the endangered proboscis monkey from Southeast Asia.
Curious Penny features the beloved and long lost children’s toy and science store, Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids. This piece includes the endangered Slow Loris from Southeast Asia.
Elaina Acosta Ford is an artist, writer, and drummer living in San Francisco. Most of her works are representational, and are created with pastels or colored pencils. Themes explored include hope versus pessimism, light versus dark, and youth versus experience.