“Gothic Heart” made of marble
Within the frame of “Marmomacc and the City” Marmomacc 2016, Stone Group International presented the concept of “Gothic Heart”. The project is made by Greek marble Veria Green and designed by Dolphins//Communication Design. It reflects the love of Romeo and Juliet which has touched the hearts of young and old people for many centuries. The historical context of this story is an exploration of the nature of love and is displayed with a natural material from the heart of earth.Our natural sign displayed in this Heart requires the observer’s motivated act of inference in making the link between our creation and the audience.It transforms natural signs becoming voluntary signs in a public space.One of Romeo and Juliet play’s most consistent visual motifs is the contrast between light and dark, often in terms of night/day imagery. This contrast is not given a particular metaphoric meaning—light is not always good, and dark is not always evil.That’s why the Heart is not white, black or red but a Green one as Flora is, mirroring a message of hope and eternity.