‘Take Art for the Heart’ – A signed, limited edition 16 colour silkscreen print with satin glaze by British artist Tom Phillips. This print was created specially in order to raise awareness and funds for the British Heart Foundation, as part of the BHF Breath of Life portfolio. All profits go to the British Heart Foundation.
Phillips’ simple and elegant design shows six stages of a heart as it gradually becomes whole. He plays with the arrangement of the phrase ‘take art for the heart’, placing it inside the heart shapes and reducing and simplifying it until there is nothing left. Phillips’ work is often based around text; in this piece he surrounds his image with a poem, ‘The alchemy and potent balm of art/ may serve to heal the metaphoric heart/but for the real blood-pumping thing it takes/all medicine to mend it when it breaks’. A testament to the transformative power of art on the human soul.