Founded by Jole Bortoli, Art to Heart is a company with a passion for art, creativity and beauty and we want to share this passion with people of all ages and backgrounds. We believe each and everyone one of us has creative talents and that when nurtured and developed they are transforming.
We are continuously learning about the creative process and putting our knowledge to work with people through art. We always aim to deliver our programmes and projects in environments that are nourishing and safe because that is how great creative journeys begin.
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“The Fertile Rocks” for Jole Bortoli of Art to Heart.
She sent us out to the Burren to look
up close – far away, up close – far away
up close at pock-holed rock
far away at the sweep of an ice-weathered mountain
up close at golden lichen.
Back in the studio she gave us clay
and said: make the creature who lives
in the fertile rocks of your imagination.
I made a slow worm with attitude,
a snaky roll of clay with eyes,
furred with threads of yellow and red
like curvy exclamation points.
Then she said:
make this creature’s opposite.
I made a druid, very old, very wise,
burdened with leadership.
The druid fell apart
but the slow worm continues,
shimmying along my window sill,
resplendent with attitude.