The Bleeding Heart Jacket + Cape
Wool satin, wool felt, wool roving, sick chiffon, silk gauze, acid dyes, antique glass beads
Inspired by 80s sci-fi films and the symbolism of dreams, the Bleeding Heart is a conceptual piece exploring themes of retro-futurism, body horror and the gruesome, vulnerability, and the romance of the morbid.
The exposed anatomical heart is a needle-felted sculpture lit from within by LED strips designed in conjunction with electrical engineering students at the University of Arkansas, to create a pulsing red light.
Modeled by Cade Blush, photos copyright Aubrey Costello