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Alicia Bailey
Barbara Milman
Beverly Ann Wilson
Camille Silverman
Casey Lowry
Cassandra Stampados
Charlotte Hedlund
Cheryl Bailey
Emily Townsend
Hanne Niederhausen
Judith Cassel-Mamet
Julie Wagner
Karis West
Kay S. Furman
Linda Gardiner
Lise Melhorn-Boe
Louise Levergneux
Mary Ellen Long
Mary-Ellen Campbell
Merike van Zanten
Nancy Eastman
Richelle Cripe
Stephen Sidelinger
Suzanne Vilmain
Tamara Bastone



Tamara Bastone

Chesapeake, Virginia

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From the Heart

balsa wood, resin paper, inks, mica powder,gel pens, old text

7x4 1/2 x 1 3/4; 12 x 4 1/2 x 1 3/4


Just as the human body contains the heart, invisible to our eyes yet a pulsating, integral part of our essence, so are the cards encased in my journal box, which when opened, allows for the discovery of the poetic heart. Each card revels in the symbolic shape of the heart. The process of teasing this shape from the background inks is similar to teasing out the heart felt essence of everyday encounters. Encounters of the heart which may have gone unnoticed in the thrust of everyday life are celebrated and preserved.



Collage, painting and drawing, unbound pages with altered box; words cut out of an old book create my own sentences and my own hand-drawn and painted heart images.


Tamara Bastone is a self taught artist from Chesapeake, VA. She uses visual journaling as a process for inner discovery. She is passionate about the interaction of symbolism and text. She has created commissioned artist books and her glass tube book has been featured in Cloth, Paper & Scissor magazine.