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‘Eagle & Heart’ by Chris Bourke


By  Olivia
24th September 2014

Bourke’s most recent artwork ‘Eagle and Heart’ displays all the crisply rendered vigour of the artist’s beautiful hand carved lino cuts, but with less of the words!

Bourke references a pantheon of classical signs and symbols set alongside his strongly tattoo influenced aesthetic, and indeed this striking image could be interpreted in a number of ways. Equipped with beautifully rendered plumage and framed with crisply hand-cut striations, has this powerful bird plucked a heart from the chest of a poor unsuspecting soul, or is the animal a messenger dutifully returning a beloved’s heart to its rightful owner?

Whatever the case, sit back and enjoy the endless beauty and symbolic possibilities of this striking piece- whilst keeping an eye out for low flying birds of prey..


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