The Dorsetshire Regiment, commemorated in this vintage heart, on loan to the exhibition.
So moving, the unsold hearts representing the unaccounted for casualties of war.
So much creativity – so much emotion – so beautifully created – so beautifully curated.
I am glad to have been part of this amazing project.
And still I find it hard to write about.
I only knew about the project through Cathy’s blog. Cathy has written a brilliant post about the exhibition – you can read it by clicking on this link.
You can also go to the Sawdust Hearts Website to find out more
and can see a video about the exhibition here with Helen Birmingham talking you through a virtual tour of the Hearts.
Thank you to Cathy for the picture of Helen below, signing my book for me.
This is the heart Helen decorated
Which was part of a previous exhibiton of 100 hearts, the inspiration for the 1,568 Hearts.
I was intrigued by number 1000, I’d love to know the thinking behind this one
But the one with barbed wire at the top of the post is my favourite for the way it simply sums up so much.
The Exhibition ended on 30th November.
We have had an email from Helen to say that the hearts have been packed away and she is taking a much needed break until the New Year. Helen hints at the possibility of another event that will include the hearts. I do hope that happens as even though there were over 4,000 visitors in Scarborough, the project deserves a wider audience.