Summer Andreasen | “My Broken and Bleeding Heart”

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This sculpture was made by sculpting/carving a wax anatomical human heart. The wax "heart" had pieces cut out and opened up, to alter its structure, like it broke. Bronze was poured into the final cast of plaster. Thin yarn was crocheted to create strands of blood that come out of some of the missing lower portions of the heart. The sculpture is a play on the derogatory term "bleeding heart liberal." It is a visual of the feeling of my own heart hurting, or feeling broken and bleeding when witnessing the dire need for social programs and government safety nets to care for the poor.