These ceramic heart-shaped pieces glazed with gold and red are made by hand and meant to be held and touched.

When touching the pieces, one can feel the hand that created the work. That hand touches yours.


Your hand touches the heart of the creator.

Your heart touches the heart of the maker.

We are connected through the object -mind, body, and spirit

The title for these works, also called "Wisdom Heart," comes from Buddhist scripture; it refers to the profound union of compassion and wisdom.

© 2016 by Olivia Beens

Email: oliviabeens@gmail.com

Photo Credits:

Sherman Sussman

Regina Cherry

Chris Bolton

Seth Rubin

Peteris Krumins

"Heart Sutra no.1," 2013

Glazed ceramic