Sarah Hatton - Visual Artist | Sarah Hatton: Love is Blind
Love is Blind is an anamorphic sculpture that appears as a simple heart from a head-on perspective, but shifts into something far more sinister when seen from a different point of view.
Sarah Hatton, sculpture, heart, arrows, love, blind, anamorphic, perspective, black 3.0, stuart semple, anish kapoor, conceptual art, black, illusion
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Love is Blind. 2021. Carbon fibre arrows, stainless steel broadheads wood, Black 3.0 paint. (9″x 9″x 42″)


Love is Blind
is an anamorphic sculpture that appears as a simple heart from a head-on perspective, but shifts into something far more sinister when seen from a different point of view.

It describes the act of lovebombing, a technique used in cults, by con-artists and in other toxic relationships, where love, devotion and belonging are established quickly in an overwhelming, over-the-top manner. This disarms their target, gains trust, and causes them to overlook some of the major red flags that can be observed and avoided when a healthy relationship moves more cautiously.

The heart symbol of love remains the perfect facade to the world, but to those who have moved past wilful blindness, the harm is obvious.