A History of Hearts

One of the numerous reasons I remain interested in doing what I do is there are so many things to learn. Each and every project feels like a new opportunity to discover and create something new. There are some things that will always remain though, one of which is the pool of various symbols that have been around longer than any of us have. Take the heart shape, for example.

Photo by Paul Silverzweig, of a pictogram from before the last Ice Age.

Photo by Paul Silverzweig, of a pictogram from before the last Ice Age.

From the 13th century French manuscript "Roman De La Poire"

From the 13th century French manuscript "Roman De La Poire"

I have a habit of seeking out heart shapes wherever I go. Nature provides many examples!

I have a habit of seeking out heart shapes wherever I go. Nature provides many examples!

Here's my 2017 Valentine creation.

Here's my 2017 Valentine creation.

And to this day, we artists continue to provide our depictions. Here’s a new one from me.

I hope you're able to enjoy this month of hearts even more with this bit of history. And may you find hearts everywhere, all the time, symbolically and otherwise; goodness knows this world could use a good bit more heart wisdom. It’s one of many things I love to discover, develop and share in life!