I live in Hampstead, near Hampstead Heath, and love wandering there, stopping regularly to take my surrounding in. I notice people very seldom look up. They are too busy, having conversations on the phone, watching their dogs, looking at the ground. When my path crossed this beautiful tree in the middle of the winter, I saw the outline of the branches contrasting with the crisp winter blue sky, and it made me think of the veins in one's heart. It made me realise how I feel when I walk in the Heath : alive and connected to the nature around me, like a primal feeling of belonging there.
This image is the first in a series of work along this theme. There are two versions of it: a mini-print version (Listen to my Heart Beat, 10x10cm), also available on Artfinder, and a larger version, this one, Listen to my Heart II (40x40cm). I have it framed in white in my house, but it looks great framed in black too.
Ink on paper, using 2 plates (photopolymer plate and acid-etched zinc plate)