I may have one picture somewhere, but I couldn't find it.
Back in the late eighties, while going to the art department at Sonoma State, I made three large, clay, hanging plaques. The first one was a little rough, but the second and third were definitely good. The clay was sculpted and bisqued, and then I hand painted the clay with acrylics. The pieces were colorful and elaborately decorated marquee type presentations of an insect on top of a valentine style heart.
In bold letters they would read "The (name of insect) and the Human Heart". Like: "The Hog Louse and the Human Heart".
Two good ones of these fancy, dark and cheerful, decorative hanging plaques always seemed a bit few, but though the bugheart symbol became a kind of talisman for my work, I rarely thought much about this period of art as I moved on.
Now I have decided I really should have stuck with those plaques a good deal longer!
And I have also decided I really like making bughearts.
And furthermore I have decided it's not too late.
So here are a bunch more: