Monday, January 28, 2013

For Valentines: Four Deeply Cleft Hearts

The heart symbol dates far back in history,
and has obvious anatomical references
yet I imagine that the cleft in the heart symbol
recalls the permanent psychological mark
that love makes upon us all
No matter what kind of love it is,
Love's effect is profound and deep.
And there are many kinds of love.
Or four, so thought the Greeks.
This olive branch had a scar
that made me think of Cupid's mark.
It ran just long enough to carve these four
Deeply Cleft Hearts.


“I love you”. This heart is plump and full: representing home and family. Its shape solid, for stability, hinged for openness, a latch for security. It's metal is sterling.



Representing passionate, sensual desire: two wafer thin mirror image hearts, both concave and convex, ultra smooth beautiful nudes which can be worn in a variety of positions.



Affectionate love: that which is loyal and virtuous to family and community. Made to honor those who are generous with love and time, this heart is large and ornate with brass - symbol of heart's capacity, and bold, busy lives.


Natural affection, like parent for a child. This heart's shape speaks of youth and playfulness. Inside, a line of copper represents familial love shining upon a growing seedling, and forms a place for a tender secret.

See more detailed photos of Deeply Cleft Hearts in my shop.

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