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konstantine1111
« on: April 20, 2008 11:04:34 AM »

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?
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mymamma
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2008 11:10:15 AM »

That is very cool!
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2008 11:18:13 AM »

I'm a nurse, and have worked in cardiac intensive care, and that by far is so badass!  I want!
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2008 11:22:03 AM »

i hit "this rocks" because that is one seriously neat and creative sculpture!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2008 11:40:01 AM »

Wow - that is too cool! A heart made out of hearts!!!! I love it!!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2008 12:01:46 PM »

that is awesome! i want one!
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2008 12:03:17 PM »

I've seen this before. I can't find it now, but I was making a class project about v-day & found one of these. It was so cool. I really like your take on it.
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2008 12:34:41 PM »

i hope your boyfriend didn't try and take a chuck out of the sculpture when you presented it... i know i would have. coolness and sweet job.
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2008 12:56:29 PM »

Thanks for all the compliments guys!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2008 01:06:00 PM »

thats very fun Wink
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