Artist Stephanie Kuebler-Preston has created a trilogy of glass human hearts, filled with electrified glowing noble gases; one heart a blue glowing argon, the second red glowing neon, and the third sculpted from driftwood.
The heartbeat represents the passing of time. Each heartbeat begins with a single, electrical impulse, or spark: the distinctive sound we hear through a stethoscope, or when we place our head on a loved one’s chest, is the sound of the heart valves opening and closing in perfect synchronicity with each other. It is a two-part rhythm – a delicate dance of systole and diastole, propelling the heart’s electrically charged particles through its chambers every second of the day, every day of our lives.
Find out more about Stephanie’s work at merseyglassworks.co.uk