'Heart Garden' 2013 is ready for framing! The human heart motif has become a garden, filled with the exquisite hand-work of many anonymous makers and also, some belonging to family members of friends and acquaintances - I thank them all for their contributions! And here it is in the studio….
below a detail...
the negative form which is left after the
backing motif has been extracted
being pinned to the backing board
being pinned to the final mount-board for framing
and below the final work photographed by Gavin Hansford
Inspired firstly by my time at Heide Museum of Modern Art in 2012 (where there is a heart garden in the form of the romantic symbol) and by my time at the Palliative Care hospice in Kew, 'Heart Garden' was made during my artist-in-residence at the hospice in 2013.
It will find a permanent home in the Cardiac Centre at St Vincent's Hospital in Fitzroy - also known as the Heart Centre. I will keep you posted on the installation of the work once it's framed and hopefully some of you will be able to go in and see the work in-situ.