Dove’s Heart, Lion’s Heart

Helena Minginowicz

Sticky Handshakes

Dove’s Heart, Lion’s Heart (Serce gołębia, serce lwa) – Helena Minginowicz

2022, acrylic on canvas

The painting depicts a clash of two bodies which are opposed to each other, but at the same time, they merge into one. The handshake is ambiguous, its shape resembling a heart. The skin is covered with scratches, bruises and traces of blood, which are a record of a history of relationships.