When My Heart Stops Beating

I just had to slip in a quick blog about my absolute favorite exhibit from today at the Hobart Museum of Old and New Art.

The artist is Patrick Hall and he creates these beautiful, intriguing, emotionally evocative pieces of, well, furniture! Visually stunning in a dim space, these cabinets with illuminated little faces on every drawer will say “I love you” in various tones and voices when opened (that’s the bit kids love).. I was intrigued by the short pieces of writing illuminated on the top surface of each drawer – they were beautifully written and incredibly moving. To quote the narrative from the iPod guided tour:

records of living: a depository of people; of stories revealed, secrets whispered and emotions laid bare

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Here’s a short excerpt from the top of one as well:

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