A HEART-SHAPE. 1971.
Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1971
14.8 x 10.4cm, 2pp. Two shades of red on white silkscreen card - the drawing by Ron Costley is of a a flat red rectangle with a square patch with white stitching.
Finlay refers to patching time and time again in his work - La Belle Hollanaise, the harlequin works of PIcasso, the text of Evening will come.... all regard patching as an important intervention into life. To patch something is to care about it - to restore it to goodness and here the square patch is called a heart-shape which it certainly is not in any physical sense but emotionally it certainly is. VG+.