Deanna Leamon
Finger HeartFat HeartFull HeartHeart of EgyptAbstract Heart
My time drawing human cadavers has given me a great appreciation for our interior forms, and particularly the human heart. The heart is a remarkable organ in many ways. Its beat marks the rhythms of our lives and it is unique among our organs in being felt. Before metaphor, we can feel a surge of emotion in the pounding of our hearts. This no doubt is a primary reason for the depth and duration of the heart as a site for metaphor. Through centuries and across cultures, the heart has been a way to, indeed, get to the heart of the matter. The heart, thus, is deeply potent, and its form opens up powerful expressive possibilities.