Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Herzensbrecher

I was invited to take part in an exciting project that will be happening in Berlin two weeks from now. Herzensbrecher, the charity show organized by Strychnin Gallery in collaboration with porcelain company The New English,  features a group of contemporary artists and designers. The main goal is to raise money for the hugely important organization ‘Ein Herz Für Kinder’.


Each artist were given one handmade heart for them to customize. But in a big event like this, confusion may arise. Like my case where I received these two hearts.

"Malaya"
approximately 10" tall
acrylic on bone china


These might have been the most challenging for me to customize. When I received their invitation, I prepared myself for the great task of designing a simple heart. You know, the shape we always draw.haha Yes, I am really that shallow.:P So you can just imagine my shock when I saw anatomical hearts. But like every other project, no matter how simple or difficult, I put my heart into this.

"Maligalig"
approximately 10" tall
acrylic on bone china



I initially planned to add clay for the flowers but decided to paint them instead. I didn't want to take the risk of drilling and breaking these handmade hearts. But I still "broke" them and exposed these beautiful ladies inside.;) Here are more pictures to show how challenging these hearts are to paint on. If you're going to be in Berlin on the 16th, please drop by the show and see how big the participating artists' hearts are. Enjoy!









7 comments:

  1. Oooh... I love the delicacy of the first image, but the second one really shines as a 3-d object. It looks like velvet on your table.

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  2. Two hearts beat as one.

    Oh, wait. Wasn't that a U2 song?

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  3. You have beautiful ladies living inside your heart. :)

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  4. There is no end to your talent my friend. These are exquisite! I love that you are designing it for this cause. My children have heart conditions.

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  5. These are wonderful Otto! I love what you did with them! i love looking at the blanks and wondering what i would do with them and then seeing what you did. I bet that show will be utterly awesome to take to heart! Bravo on your two. isn't that fun that you got Two!

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  6. well-well-well ... I would not have thought it possible to make an anatomical heart look soooo beautiful - you sir are magnificent!

    xoxo

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  7. "If you haven't any charity in your heart you have the worst kind of heart trouble" to cure it help people, let's unite for one good cause, be a volunteer"save lives"! mawaddainternationalaid

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