Benny Bufano was born in Italy, came to the USA at age 3, and eventually settled in the Bay area. He was a radical pacifist. This sculpture, “Peace”, resembles a missile on purpose. It once resided at San Francisco airport.
This one’s at Lake Merced. So smooth and graceful. Kid with flowers just happened to be there.Other examples of Bufano’s work can be seen at the Hillsdale mall, St. Mary’s park in Chinatown, and Timber Cove, up on the North coast.