Sarah Britten Art

Paintings in lipstick

If you could label your heart, what would you call it?

“I need to label my hearts,” I tweeted the other day. I meant typing up and printing out labels for my Seeing Life Feelingly exhibition at Odd Cafe, but it started a whole conversation with a group of women who have definite ideas about what they’d want to label theirs. Here’s what one suggested:

Fuck off heart

And another:


I asked people on Facebook what they’d label their hearts if they could, and these were some of the answers:

Damaged: handle with care.

Fucked up.

Always open.

I’m all beat up.

Stupid is as stupid does.

Clearly, there are a lot of people out there who’ve learned to be wary. As have I, which is why if I had to label my own heart it would be either this:


or this:


You have been warned.


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