DARLING - Les Intermittences du Coeur  ( 2016 )

Vintage magazine cutting, coloured card, inkjet print and pigment liner on Perma Jet  Fine Art paper

Box framed

29.7x21cm

The work ‘Darling’ is conceived as a dexterity puzzle constructed around the turbulent relationships between the King of England Henry VIII and his wives.


Its formal appearance references three different playing cards at once: the King of Hearts (Henry VIII), the Knight (from the tradition of Spanish suits) and the 6 of Hearts (as in the six wives of Henry VIII, portrayed here by early 1970’s B-movie starlets).


‘Darling’ (Les Intermittences du Coeur) is a reflection on history, romance and the act of love. The puzzle becomes a complex game of desire, disillusion, betrayal and power.