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In Għoxx Qalbek I chose to manipulate the human heart – a universal symbol of love – and diametrically transform its meaning through an intervention of my choice.

By fusing a vagina into the anatomy of a heart I created a literal interpretation of the vulgar, yet common, Maltese expression “F’għoxx qalbek” (which literally translates to “Fuck the vagina of your heart”) – a rather absurd yet strangely poetic insult.

This is another drawing from the series “Radical Transformations” exhibited at Divergent Thinkers 3 at Blitz – wherein I assigned alternative roles to familiar objects.

It can also be seen as an uncomfortable, graphic reminder of the way love can morph into hatred when a significant relationship dies.

Pencils on paper.
Drawing 3 of 4 from the series “Radical Transformations”.