the y-f hearts project
A month ago or more, I had this idea of the heart shape of body parts in a friends house. There was obviously an ambiguous meaning; some people saw some pervert heart shapes some others (significantly less) saw romance shaped in sexually weighted body parts.
Soon, the very first days of 2013, the images were pasted up on walls in popular streets downtown Athens, Greece.
Then I browsed Wikipedia about the heart shape symbol and guess what! “The heart symbol could also be considered to depict features of the human female body, such as the female’s buttocks, pubic mound, or spread vulva. The tantric symbol of the “Yoni” is another example of a heart-shaped abstraction of a woman’s vulva.”
The true inspiration was an insight I got from a tiny romantic affair I had those days, of how we people consider as romance; a. a possible solution to our complexes b. an effort to gain back a feedback of romance to fulfill our “some other” needs. Of course there are more to add on the list, beside these two, but that’s what I came up with.
Today, Valentine’s day, the day most people see the romance getting capitalized in flower shops, candy shops etc, I wanted to present this little street art project.
Few moments ago I was listening to an old song (’30s) saying (my translation)
“Why you sigh? Didn’t we have the chance to see some beauty in this life? Weren’t we given by nature, a heart to love? Ah, the hearts are not all made the same and all the beauties of the world are not fairly spread.”
Hearts maybe have a variety of “fabrics” and are not all the same, but every one of them has the ability to perceive beauty and love. Go on and let it perceive. Cheers!