While creating art using the heart symbol, I was alternately delighted and dismayed. So much emotion in one icon.
What does the heart symbol mean?
To me it is everything love can be: passionate, distressing, elating, or comforting.
Developing a body of work that represents this complexity was the challenge I took to heart.
"Vivaldi's Heart" sculpture* created by Jane Lidz, © 2010
for the San Francisco “Hearts and Heroes” campaign of the SF General Hospital.
It sold for the maximum bid of $25,000 with all proceeds donated to the hospital.
*see photos in "Hearts" section of Portfolio