Nola Avienne

Heavy Heart

Heavy Heart
A cut made; a heart removed (played by mercury), soaked in blood, wrapped in silk, entombed in plaster, dipped in beeswax, enfolded with poetry, preserved in beeswax, shrouded in wool, encased in lead.

Heart: Glass vial of mercury, raw silk, silk cord, blood, plaster, beeswax, paper, ink, wool, lead, steel tacks. 2005. 3"x 3"x 4 3/4" Book: Lead, inject print, handmade paper, glue and blood. 3 1/2"x 4"x 3/8"(closed)