“Fluttering Hearts” - the newest project by artist Saskia Jorda
at the Annual Chocolate Affaire Festival • February 7-9, 2014
Jorda’s installation will feature over 4,000 heart-shaped butterflies made of red felt clustered around the historic trees in downtown Glendale’s Murphy Park. Using the iconic images of the butterfly and the heart to create a new hybrid heart-butterfly species, “Fluttering Hearts” playfully references the human biological and physiological response associated with romantic love. Migration and mobility are other underlying themes to this work particularly as they relate to human migratory patterns in Arizona, and are metaphorically represented in this installation.
In addition to experiencing the project in person during the festival, visitors are invited to participate in making the butterflies to add to the installation (or to gift to a Valentine) during the festival on:
Saturday, Feb. 8 • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday Feb. 9 • 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Worktables and supplies will be set up near the southwest corner of Murphy Park on West Glendale Avenue. For more information, please call Mojgan at 623-930-3557 or email Mvahabzadeh@glendaleaz.com.