"Tempest and Sunshine" is a one of a kind book and heart sculpture.
The heart medal is made from a recycled European beverage can. I treated the aluminum to bring out its stunning iridescence and then hammered and embossed it with this intricate pattern. It is sandwiched between stained glass with a bit of the book's text as a background and has been gold-leafed.
The heart is nestled inside a charming vintage romance novel entitled "Tempest and Sunshine". A snippet from the book: "She was truly a handsome woman and he found himself half in love with her already."
"Tempest and Sunshine"; 2011. Mixed media/altered book. $120.