Physics and poetry meet in sculptor/inventor Philippe Bouveret's striking, original work of kinetic art, a fountain with a heart that "beats" almost like a real one. With clever engineering and a visionary art sense, Bouveret has created a simple visual metaphor for life and love.
Inside the glass bottle, drops of water flow down at regular intervals, pulling together the two halves of the heart connected by a metal wire. Romantic, moving, a bit uncanny, and even a little playful, the Heart in a Bottle sculpture expresses something we all share: hearts beating for someone.. something... somewhere.
"Il n'y a qu'un bonheur dans la vie, c'est d'aimer et d'Ítre aimé." (There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.) —George Sand
Please note distilled water is not included and the heart may skip a few beats before getting going.
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Learn more about the maker behind this most uncommon curiosity in an interview with Philippe on our blog.