The two below are carved from pine, one with paint and the other is burned with a copper cross. I wasn't sure which one would look best in the box body.
Recently I took a class from Michael deMeng called “Lonely Hearts” and as the title says it was making a heart, placing it in a box, then deMenging it, not a word but if you know his art you know what I mean.The class was great, Michael has such enthusiasm and energy that flows into his students. He is funny and has a clever wit making the day go by all to fast. I have admired his work for years and wondered how he went about creating rust and attaching plastic to wood making it look like it was done by nature. I bought his book and enjoyed reading about a third of it before I miss placed it in my house. I have been looking for a week, dang I hate that!
Wondering about the origins of the“Sacred Heart” I sat at the computer and read for hours and took in a ton of information.
I believe it started in the 11th century by the Benedictines , I found an interesting article and would love to condense it but would not be able to do it justice so here is a link if you would like to learn more.
Standing tall on very large feet this Santos not only has wings it has a heart.