Tag Archives: Sam

installation event: uptown vancouver

3 Oct

What a lovely turnout on Friday for our first proper installation event. The community in downtown/uptown Vancouver is very strong and supportive, and we felt it as folks took hearts and hung them all over. Once again, a big thanks to our friend Anni for being our photographer for this event. And, of course, a big thanks to those who participated.

happy art-lovin’ community members

getting things started

ladders are oh so helpful

loving the love!

making the railings fancy

hearts are tasty as well as attractive

poet + installation project = ❤

a new and spontaneous addition to the project…..

…..writing messages on the hearts

we got a message that someone else found one of these special hearts

look closely, you’ll see a tiny heart


hearts: from mari

29 Sep

Today we did our first big public interactive event and it was great. It was an excellent example of community, friendship, and love. We also appreciated the generous donations of many of the folks who participated – we are well on our way to having gas money to make a trip up to Olympia and Seattle in October with Love is a Radical Act (details coming soon)!

Early on, Mari took one heart and quickly went a couple of blocks down, hung it at a bank, took photos, and came back and showed me. I asked her to send them to me and she was kind enough to do so.

She also took another heart and ended up hanging it further into downtown – I love that she managed to get it hanging on a blank wall.

Thanks everyone! There will be photos of the actual event posted soon. In the meantime, we look forward to the next installation event at Love Art gallery.

buy some art: inspired by keys to the city

27 Sep

I made a couple of mixed media pieces based on the Love is a Radical Act piano we made for Keys to the City. They are both made with ceramic hearts, paper, and paint on wood. Artwork will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail.



Heart Flower, 13 1/2″ x 9 1/4″, $40.00



2 Heart Flowers, 15 3/4″ x 12″, $45.00

makin’ hearts

21 Sep

Between this past week’s (he)art bombings and the upcoming installation events, we really have our work cut out for us.

cutting hearts

filling the kiln

249 hearts ready for glazing


one more time in the kiln



(he)art bombing: mint tea

18 Sep

On Saturday afternoon we visited Mint Tea to (he)art bomb their lovely building. We knew the hearts would go great with the vibe of the business.

lots of hearts in the tree out front

we’re hoping some of these hearts will migrate to other locations *hint hint*

a little love looks great on the fencing made by Cobalt Designworks


(he)art bombing – grand central station

16 Sep

Kelly and I decided to take matters into our own hands and do some (he)art bombings around town while we wait for our collaborative installation events to happen at the end of the month. On Friday we went to the lovely courtyard on the southeast corner of Grand Central Station. We were delighted that our friend Anni came along to document the whole thing.

a box full of hearts

stringing up hearts

hearts in the trees….

…and on the benches

as luck would have it, we ran into Peggy and she lent a hand too

a pleasant surprise for those who drive by






peace and justice fair – one last note

13 Sep

I forgot to mention one other favorite moment this past Saturday. I got up from our booth and walked over by the Farmer’s Market, and I found one of our hearts hanging in this pretty bush full of red berries. This is a great example of what I’d love to see happen with this project – hearts randomly hung in public places where everyone can enjoy happening upon a little unexpected piece of art. A big thanks to whoever shared their heart with our city!

hearts: from peggy

12 Sep

Local artist and author Peggy chose to use her heart to celebrate her grandkids Maggie, Max, Sophie, and Ben.

peace and justice fair recap

12 Sep

As I said before, we were very excited to talk to all of the lovely folks who came to the Peace and Justice Fair last Saturday.

stringing up hearts

So many delightful families and friends. My favorite part was one person who said, “Love is a radical act,” and I knew he got it.

choosing the perfect heart

a lovely family

another beautiful family

even puppies need love

hearts: from jan

11 Sep

Vancouver Farmer’s Market

This past weekend, during the Peace and Justice Fair, my friend Jan went over to the Farmer’s Market to hang her heart on the Captain Vancouver Statue because she knew it would look lovely with the bouquet of flowers that someone always puts in his hand.