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Open Heart by Aimee Stewart

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Open Heart is a photomanipulation consisting of a vintage photograph from the US War Administration, and various other details.

I recently debuted this piece at Steamcon III in Seattle, Wa. At the end of the show, I walked into the art room only to be met by a gentleman and his wife. They had purchased the large limited edition signed print of Open Heart, and were on their way out. The art curator introduced us, and the man broke into a great big smile. “I just have to tell you that you have no idea what this means to me. I’m a mechanic, a welder… and I’ve had five open heart surgeries. The minute I saw this, I knew I had to have it.”

The tears were instant. I was left speechless at such serendipity. Especially considering that this piece is unusual for me, and I wasn’t sure how it would be received. But to have that happen was one of the most amazing things I’ve experienced in my art career.

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aimee stewart, steampunk, welder, mechanic, open heart, heart, open heart surgery, surgery, foxfires, black and white, b w, black white, vintage, sepia, grunge, clockwork, mechanical, mend, repair, fix, fix you, love, goggles, man, woman, couple, spark, burn, flame, weld, key, lock, skeleton key

Aimee’s artwork has been featured in Advanced Photoshop Magazine, ImagineFX, and others. Her work can be found internationally as a greeting cards through Tree Free Greetings, cross stitch patterns through HAED, and jigsaw puzzles by such companies as Buffalo Games, Mega Puzzles, and more! These are now available at Walmart, Fred Meyer, and more. Aimee is currently working on her first children’s book featuring whimsical animals, slated for release in 2012.

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Comments

  • frankula49
    frankula49almost 3 years ago

    What an Amazingly Imaginative creation Aimee…..I love It!
    Regards
    Frank

  • Thank you Frank!!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • LindaR
    LindaRalmost 3 years ago

    sounds like this was meant to be ~ love the art of this ~ well done and very moving story xxx

  • Thank you Linda! It really nearly made me do the ugly cry (ugly on the outside, but beautiful on the inside!) when he told me that!!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • jewelskings
    jewelskingsalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you!!! <3 <3 <3

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Jaeda DeWalt
    Jaeda DeWaltalmost 3 years ago

    This creation,in and of itself, is awe inspiring and masterful! The story of the mechanic/welder that had five open heart surgeries, buying it, inspired and compelling. A must fave!

  • Thank you so very much Jaeda!!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersalmost 3 years ago

    Superb idea and working out, great work, xoxo anna

  • Thank you Anna!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...almost 3 years ago

    Terrific image, Aimee . . . though a little scary . . . it’s fun to do something different from time to time . . . congrats on the sale . . . how cool to get a chance to meet the buyer . . . awesome . . .

  • Thank you!! It was really a moment to remember.

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Alixzandra
    Alixzandraalmost 3 years ago

    Awww, what a lovely story accompanies this unique and creative piece. Sometimes, just a reason from an ordinary and everyday person make all that you do worthwhile :-) keep creating!

  • That is SO true Alixzandra!! There really is nothing better as an artist to make a connection like that! Thank you!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Cameron Hampton
    Cameron Hamptonalmost 3 years ago

    Awesomely cool. ;-)

  • Thank you Cameron! :D

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...almost 3 years ago

    i KNOW YOU WOULD OF BEEN MY FRIEND, AS I AM LIKE YOU ALSO, ALL MY LOVE ALWAYS WITH LOVE

  • So sweet!! Thank you Normaje!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Tammera
    Tammeraalmost 3 years ago

    WOW…
    THIS IS STUNNING WORK HON!!
    INSTANT FAVE!!

  • Thank you Tammera!

    – Aimee Stewart

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