“These are my love stories. Starting with my first love in 2006, going through chronologically until the time of me starting this book. I’m showcasing the patterns and differences that come up within each relationship, the raw emotions. Showing how I actually saw them, and sometimes how they saw me. I purposely left out as many words as I could, but some feelings needed to be let out. This is a purge. A release.”
Hearts Will Be Broken lets you take a peek into the memories of love for artist Tianna Strickland. The book depicts the innocence of first love and the patterns that develop with each love afterwards. The images showcase how telling just a glance, a smile, or grimace can be of one's true feelings, while using letters and written text to dig a bit deeper into the relationships. As you look through what can be described as a photo diary, the collection of images are unfiltered and raw, letting you truly feel it's vulnerability. How do we see others? Why do we love the ones we do? Who are we when we are in love?
Tianna currently resides in Berlin, DE. She attended the School of Visual Arts from '08-'12 for her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, majoring in Film and Video with a concentration in Directing. Tianna finds inspiration for her work from the dualities of the world and memories. Through her work, she hopes to bring a better understanding of one another while shining a light on the beauty of ying and yang.
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Paperback: 70 pages