This beautiful, solidly casted thorny heart caught our eye while window shopping in SOHO NYC. It is gold-plated pewter with a unique surface that demands visual and sensory attention. On the one hand, it compels you to want to touch it, hold it in your hand, but the thorns let you know how they feel about that. This dramatic contrast screams out the quintessential NY “tough love”, enhancing its many other (and probably just as sharp) interpretations as the number of thorns on it.
Thorny Heart available at Michele Varian (35 Crosby St, NY 10013)