The struggle between the ties of life and the draw of love can be a powerful one, and this sculpture represents that struggle of being enchained by the course of life, by fate, and once settled in that life, being unable to realise the true love when found outside of that life.
Rather than unrequited, this love is confined, restrained by the complexities of situation, it is alive with power and depth of emotions within, but ultimately…in the end, the love remains imprisoned…
As with the “Search” sculpture, the heart is made from a solid billet of steel, hand sculpted to the form of a heart that appears strangled and choked. Again, the surface has been hammered over its entire surface to provide the finish. The chain is a find from a barn in Wales, the tie a hand forged band allowed to rust, and the base a piece of drift wood from a beach on the south of England.

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