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.
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”.