I Give You My Heart

I Give You My Heart

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A background in geology long led Rick Ruggles to notice and respond to nature's patterns and shapes. During the fall of 2000, his eye for detail led the artist-photographer to an unusual heart-shaped pothole, sparking a Valentine's Day idea for his girlfriend. Inspired by that single image, Rick began seeing hearts in leaves on the ground, in clouds in the sky, on telephone poles along the highway. Hearts, hearts everywhere!I Give You My Heart reflects the results of that seeing, searching, and recording of heart-shaped images from the ordinary world around us, a collection that now numbers well over 1,000. Each "heart" is photographed exactly as Rick found it, and all capture a sense of natural serendipity that many regularly miss.In I Give You My Heart, delicate images from Ruggles's Found Heart collection are paired with gentle words to create a truly unique keepsake book. The text is organized so the emotion builds from tentative and hesitant to bold and passionate, reflecting the natural course of an evolving relationship. "I give you my heart blushingly bashfully willingly faithfully ." The result is an original and thought-provoking presentation that's both captivating and inspirational. This beautiful gift book is perfect for couples, nature lovers, photographers, and anyone who appreciates the creative spirit, wherever it may surface.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 134.6 x 134.6 x 10.2mm | 136.08g
  • Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Kansas City, United States
  • English
  • 0740747169
  • 9780740747168

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"Unlikely patterns seem to jump out at me. [I began] noticing and capturing heart-shaped images in the world around me. My eyes are now attuned to the heart shape, and it is a rare day that I don't find at least one new image to add to the collection. I'm rarely disappointed: a water droplet on the hood of a parked car, a break in the clouds, a graffiti scrawl. The heart is a symbol of the love that is all around us, if only we open our eyes."show more

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