In alto i Cuori

The project was born in 2009 and still continues. The idea is the use of a pop icon such as the heart, reinterpreted in the form of a vase, with anatomical references and with a strongly Italian character. "In alto i cuori" , translation from Latin "Sursum Corda", is an installation of porcelain wall elements, designed and handmade by ELICA Studio. The heart is the organ that every human being cannot do without, even in a figurative sense: no one can live without love. Today the collection is made up of 65 different hearts, but the project foresees 90, as many as the numbers of the Neapolitan Smorfia; special ex-voto porcelain decorated with graphic and sculptural motifs — Heart as a container — of flowers, of ideas, of messages, decorated with letters numbers and figures painted with a brush; small handmade sculptures for contemporary messages written in a universal language. Each heart has its own rhythm, its own beat, its own meaning, between irony and divertissement: many different messages to talk about love: ironic, passionate, lyrical, frivolous, cultured, ... In Alto i Cuori “smells” of Italy because it comes from a millenary ceramic tradition and a great culture in which always, high and low, noble and pop, sacred and profane are mixed to write a colorful hymn to the beauty and uniqueness of life. Any variation in color or detail is the result of the handcrafted nature of these objects, handmade in Italy. Slight imperfections are not to be considered defects but add to the value and unique character of each.
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