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Topic: Four New Industrial/Steampunk Inspired Anatomical Hearts! *Lotsa Pics!*  (Read 100004 times)
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« on: January 28, 2009 12:42:39 AM »

Hey everyone!

A bunch of people have been asking if I have made anymore hearts lately, and I DID! I made about four more, actually. Five if you include the big one I made tonight. It was my partners birthday today and he is real heavy into the Industrial culture, so he LOVED his heart.

This is my FIFTH heart that I called "Repair Job"





Basically, it is an old piece of machinery that wears through time and needs to be repaired, so there are old and new parts, shiny and worn pieces, and plenty of repair work done on the aeorta on the heart as you can see with the souldering look. The weird thing about the person that I gave this to, and I had no knowledge of this, was that she actually DID have an operation on her aeorta when she was really little - so this has a lot of symbolism for her. Haha!

The next one is my SIXTH heart and it is called "Love On, Love Off"



I wanted to make something a little interactive so I added a switch. Sometimes I think we all wish we had a switch on our hearts so we wouldn't ever need to get hurt...

The next one is my SEVENTH heart and it is called "Rodent Power"



I made it for a girl who wanted it to match the steampunk blue gold and silver wings she has tattooed on her back. When she got her tattoo, the tattooist told her "You're just going to love this hamster on the wheel that I added to your design" and she was very startled. Of course he was kidding. But when she told me about this, I wanted to add that memory to it... hehe. So there you have a little mousie on a wheel! The wheel is actually made from one of those jump ring opening rings you wear on your finger when you chainmaille!

My last one for the night is my EIGHTH heart and it is called "Double Jack"



Why exactly is it called Double Jack, anyways? Well. It is called Double Jack because in the side of the heart is two RCA Connentors, otherwise known as a Jack.

This piece was very inspired by the person a certain person I was making it for. She wanted a heart for her sister, because her baby has hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and will be going in for his 3rd surgery in March. The thing is, he isn't even one year old yet.

The babies name is Jack, but they call him Jack-Jack, hense the name Double Jack and the two Jacks on the side of the heart. I took his name and applied it literally to the heart.

I thought it was kind of clever, actually.

But yes, this is a polymer clay heart with a coil on the front as well as a black vent to provide "circulation of the heart". Hehe. On the left side is a red LED inside of a grommit frame, and out the bottom is loose black wires.

In the right side is two RCA Jacks and in the back are a bunch of gears as well as a silver transistor. I really like this piece for both its components and its meaning.

Anyways. What do you guys think?




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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009 01:02:55 AM »

I think you are amazing and I love your imagination.
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2009 01:14:27 AM »

i always love your work. i adore these hearts! esp like the on off one and the rodent one. amazing work!
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2009 01:57:43 AM »

I think they are wonderful and very inventive.
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2009 05:24:49 AM »

my favorite one's gotta be the "love on, love off" one but your inspiration for all these hearts are fantastic
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2009 06:51:02 AM »

I've never been one for "real" hearts, but those are freaking AWESOME!!! I can't stop looking at them!
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2009 08:18:04 AM »

I love the rodent power one.  And the story of Jack-Jack is very touching.
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2009 08:21:39 AM »

When I saw the thumbnail, I thought, "huh, she made some new hearts. I guess I'll look a these ones too." I didn't expect to see anything different from what you'd done before.
But I think that these are even better than the first ones you did. I love the symbolism. Thanks for sharing the story of each one. Without the stories, they're just cute. With them they're meaningful.
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2009 01:59:07 PM »

I love them all!  Beautiful work  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2009 05:20:56 PM »

i love your work!!!!!!!!!!! these are so cute
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