Inspired by the “Wound Man” illustration from Hans Von Gersdorff in 1519, this piece depicts our own sadomasochistic tendencies in the subject of love and mental health. Overcoming the obstacles and perseverance through wild wars against the self and others is always within us. To some, Valentine's Day can hold a great deal of weight in expectations and guilt. This "holiday", though a nice gesture on the surface, bubbles up quite a lot of anxiety for not only people without a significant other but for those that are in relationships as well. This piece is a reminder that we all struggle with the eternal mystery and push and pull of love from both within and without. Love yourself before trying to love another.
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Enjoy this artwork as a print, or on a woven blanket and forever be reminded you are not alone with this weight and let it warm you as it should all of our black hearts.
The coziest of dark home accessories, these woven blankets are made from 100% cotton and feature fringe edges. Slight color variation between the product image shown and final printed product may be expected due to the variance in threads utilized in production. Machine wash in cold water using mild detergent and gentle cycle only. Do not bleach or tumble dry.
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