This is my very very first post, so if it's in the wrong place have mercy on the n00b.
I made this for my boyfriend for Valentine's Day. I got the idea from this guy who makes sculptures out of Legos. His name is Nathan Sawaya, as the wonderfully helpful BeatnikChick
has just informed me.
All I did was take a block of floral foam and sculpt it into the general shape of the heart, sans arteries. I hot glued the hearts all over, trying my best to cover everything. When I got to the top I just started building up from the bulk of the heart so the arteries would be hollow.
(You can see the strings of hot glue that I had yet to clean off)
He still hasn't been allowed to take it home, because I just made it's base the other day. I'm too lazy to take pictures of that right now, but basically I just took another smaller square of floral foam and covered it with the leftover green, yellow, and white hearts. Then I stuck the heart on a short dowel and stabbed it in (gluing the crap out of it for security).
I'm thinking about making a set of lungs out of Altoids next. I actually have an entire set of organs I'd like to make. What do you think?