heart strings state love

by Eleanor Mathis
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Our sincere apologies, this item is currently unavailable for purchase at this time, if you received an email today (10/11/12)regarding the availability of this item, it was an error. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Only ground shipping is available for this item. Please allow 8-10 weeks for delivery. Please select economy shipping when ordering.

At this time, this item can only be shipped to the contiguous 48 states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, or Puerto Rico. We apologize for any inconvenience.

To order, add to basket and place your order. Then, just send an email to custom@ugoods.com with your name, phone number, order number, your choice of background color (red, turquoise, navy or natural), state, whether you want the heart located in the center of the state, or your choice of location within the state and a member of our team will call and/or email to confirm your choices and finalize the order.

Because of the custom nature of this item, all sales are final. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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  • the story

Home Where the Heart Is

It's been said that, no matter where you go, there will always be invisible threads that tie you to your home. These custom wall art plaques make those threads visible - and the results are strikingly beautiful. On a brightly painted background of reclaimed pine, the US state of your choice is outlined in tightly-spaced, hand-painted nails, and marking the spot near the physical heart of your favorite state is a symbolic heart to show your love. The artist, Eleanor Mathis, then weaves painted embroidery thread to create a starburst pattern that radiates from that heart to fill the entire state. Handmade in the USA.

Sold individually.

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Made from
acrylic paint, plywood, reclaimed pine wood, sewing thread, nails
11.5" L x 11.5" W x .75H
may wipe gently with dry cloth to remove dust.

comes ready to hang.
  • the maker


A Texas girl now living in Mississippi, Eleanor Mathis is drawn to maps. She says, "Each place I've lived, and each person I've met has profoundly shaped who I am." Her handcrafted decorative artwork celebrates the irregular shapes of map borderlines, transforming them into beautiful, geometric abstractions, while still honoring the strong emotional bonds we form with special places. Her geographic string art creations playfully combine industrial materials with midcentury-inspired whimsy.

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