Of course Shake it Out was the first Florence and the Machine song that captured my attention, it is not my all time favorite - but, like all her songs - the lyrics grab me and take me deep within. Few artists can do that consistently. I couldn't help but think of these lyrics when making my hearts. - I have several sizes that I'll post soon...
Anatomical hearts keep showing up in my work - I've done them as paintings, collages, textile art and now these clay pieces. It's personal. I have a bit of a heart problem - it actually crawled to an almost stop a few years ago, while I was driving on the freeway around this time of year ... (and then, not driving at all)
The road back was not fun - but I am actually trail running daily now and make it a point to "talk" to my heart while doing it - little pep talks and encouragement and lots of Florence and the Machine songs to keep it pumping correctly.
Shannon Marie makes.... a lot. This is where I can explain what I am doing and why, show new work and ideas. ...and ....