THE HEART IS A
DROWNING OBJECT

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A book of art and poetry
about grief and love amid
the possibility of endings.

The Heart Is A Drowning Object is a collaboration in poems and paintings by the novelist Katherine Vaz and the artist Isabel Pavão, who are known to international audiences.

These artists have found inspiration in a female solitude that living through grief might bring. Katherine Vaz’s melodic poems begin with an actual damaged heart in a love story—a husband with a sudden affliction, a wife who tends to him. Isabel Pavão’s vibrant pictures share and explore her colorations of grief. Their words and images grow together, in an unexpected bloom of joy, into a way of recognizing late love amid the real possibility of loss.

Artist’s Proof Editions offers their collaboration as a multi-touch artist’s book. The reader may enlarge and examine the painter’s multi-media art in detail. She may listen to the writer’s voice while reading her poems. In the opening video poem, the poet and the artist, performing together, become twinned with glorious imagery, in their evocation of longing and reunion.

multi-media, multi-touch book, with galleries and video poem.