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In Love Hearts Faine uses visual and textual wit to encapsulate the theme 'mending broken hearts'. At the base of his composition a heart shape is created by a group of the popular sweets Love Hearts. The sweets became famous for the phrases that are printed on them, in this case they include 'text me', 'kiss me', 'yes dear', 'sweet heart', 'little kiss' etc. Each of the Love Hearts is broken. Overlaying the Love Hearts is a field of text that upon careful examination can be broken up into words that relate to heart health such as 'hypertension', 'cholesterol', 'infarction' etc. It is only finally that we notice that the one little Love Heart at the centre of the composition is unbroken, and that it reads 'True Love'.
Published by CCA Galleries, printed at Coriander Studio. Signed limited edition silkscreen print. 18 colours and glaze.
Created especially to raise awareness and funds for the British Heart Foundation. All profits go to the BHF.