“Work is love made visible. And if you can't work with love, but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of the people who work with joy”― Kahlil Gibran
|Moresco Square Base Mesquite Heart
|Moresco Natural Base Mesquite Heart
|Messer Mesquite Heart
|Franco/Lacy Mesquite Heart
|Franco Mesquite Hearts
|Mesquite Hearts A'Flame
|Hidden Heart Mesquite Heart Sculpture
It was carved from a solid piece which came from the Franco Tree that was used in the Chapel for Dancing Trees. As Lou began work on the piece a fine crack was found inside the Heart instead of abandoning the project he decided to go with it.
The use of gold to repair the broken heart was inspired by the Japanese art/philosophy called Kintsugi (Japanese: golden joinery) or Kintsukuroi (Japanese: golden repair) Where by the broken thing is made better by its history and from having been broken. It reminds me of the Leonard Cohen song lyrics "There is a crack, a crack in everything that's how the light gets in." Without the crack or break there would be no light. I jut love that....
The base for this piece was created by laminating several chunks of mesquite together and then carving and sculpting into it. Very similar to the way he created the Branch Altar Table that sits alongside the Dancing Trees. But that in and of itself is a whole blogpost.
a few more hearts.....
March 11-13, 2016
Grenwelge Park - Llano, Texas
@LAST Llano Art Studio Tour
Annually the LAST Saturday in March
Local Art Studios in Llano, Texas