Shape of My Heart marries the hautning lyrics of pop icon Sting with the mesmerizing images of Pablo Picasso, perhaps the greatest artist of the twentieth century. The result is a scintillating look at how the forces of love and desire will enrich and complicate life.
Sting's lyrics from his amazing song echo the feelings of an entire generation. Here is a true love song from the 1990s, full of ambiguities, self-doubt, hope, and mysticism. In Sting's vision, we discover that the truth of the heart is often masked by forces beyond our control. These are words that reverberate with feeling, much like the images painted by the ever controversial Picasso.
Both these artists share the ability to make the world see itself in a new light. Picasso painted his subjects--particularly the women he loved--unlike any artist before or after him, and the world was changed because of his vision. In a similar way, the complexity of Sting's words elevate and expand popular music into previously uncharted territory.
Together, these words and images--like all messages from the heart--will make the perfect gift of love.
Sting (b. 1951) has recorded eight albums with The Police and ten solo albums, won over a dozen Grammy awards, and appeared in 14 films and numerous stage productions. He is also an activist with Amnesty International and the Rainforest Foundation.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was one of the seminal artists of the 20th century. His works are featured in museums around the world.