Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Broken Hearts and Bicycle Parts

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I spent seven years in a fairly strict Catholic school in New York. As a result, I’m hard wired for church imagery. Out-turned palms with wounds, hearts pierced with thorns, it’s all burnt into the neurons.
So, when I came across this image wired on the back of a bike, it caught my eye. It was while I was walking around Atlanta’s suburbs, and evidently “Broken Hearts and Bicycle Parts” is an informal bike club there. It’s a subtle use of the Sacred Heart image, forming the center of a chain ring.


rachael said...

actually, that's a sticker we made for our first broken hearts alley cat, and we're coming up on our fifth annual next month. www.sopobikes.org/events/broken-hearts

Ed Deasy said...


Thanks for the real info. It certainly a wonderful "spin" on religous art.