It seems the heart as icon and symbol has been squeezed out of all spirit. It’s applied on everything we see and touch. It looms large billboard size and is pasted on packaging telling us the products we consume are Labours of Love. And worth our investment; if only to boost the spirit.
My underlying intention was to express what the Humanists have pointed out all along: the Heart knows everything and one of its functions is to challenge the chauvinism of the Intellect, which argues with amazing persuasion and sometimes speciously—all in a grand effort to get the clearest picture possible?
I sculpted a range of small hearts out of clay and papier-mâché and photographed them as signature elements for mixed media and limited edition giclée prints.
Mixed media on wood
24 inches square