Heartwood – Pining For You is by Mike Fletcher at Brownsea Island, inspired by a heart carved into a tree on the island in 1985, with the names ‘Pat + Caroline’.
“Mike Fletcher is a Devon based landscape sculptor who worked with the teenagers to come up with a deceptively simple approach of painting red hearts across several trees – arranged so the painted lines only appear as a heart from one location. The work, called ‘Heartwood- Pining for You’, consists of five separate hearts painted on trees.”
I photographed three of them.
A ‘heart’ painted on trees, and viewed side-on.
The ‘heart’ viewed from the front.
Three Line ‘Tree Heart’ – This really is painted on five trees about 10m apart.
My favourite. Parts of the heart are even painted on bits of debris over 15m apart.