Carved Hearts, As Found Shapes, In A Form Of Found Art
The heart shape is an ideograph used to express the idea of the "heart" in its metaphorical or symbolic sense as the center of emotion, including affection and love, especially romantic love. [from wikipedia]
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A Heart Truncated
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Carved Hearts
Capps Campground, California
(Photo posted Thursday 27 September 2007)
(Photo taken in 2007)
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A heart was carved into the silver paint covering the old bridge. For some reason this heart used the gap to compete itself.


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Love On Rail
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Carved Hearts
Capps Campground, California
(Photo posted Thursday 27 September 2007)
(Photo taken in 2007)
© 2007 Bryan Costales
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Carved into the rail of the old bridge was "Lenny + Laurie" dated April 27, 1981.


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Heart Surrounded By Rivets
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Carved Hearts
Capps Campground, California
(Photo posted Thursday 27 September 2007)
(Photo taken in 2007)
© 2007 Bryan Costales
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The old bridge over the creek was held together with rivets. Here was a small heart labeled "NN + KN" drawn among the rivets.


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Heart carved in stone
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Carved Hearts
Quay area, Dublin, Ireland
(Photo posted Thursday 27 September 2007)
(Photo taken in 2007)
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The sentiment "J loves K" was carved into concrete, probably back when the concrete was originally poured.


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Recently Marred Tree
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Carved Hearts
Karlsruhe, Germany
(Photo posted Wednesday 23 April 2008)
(Photo taken 15:04:22 Wednesday 5 March 2008)
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AYF recently marred a tree in 2006. This tree was on the grounds of the Zoo.


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Erik loved Brookie
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Carved Hearts
Cheney Creek Trail, Doran Park, Bodega Bay, California
(Photo posted Sunday 23 August 2009)
(Photo taken 14:59:08 Friday 7 November 2008)
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The top of a picnic table was decorated with a carved heart. Although not dated, the sentiment was clear.


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A Pair Of Hearts
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Carved Hearts
Cheney Creek Trail, Doran Park, Bodega Bay, California
(Photo posted Sunday 23 August 2009)
(Photo taken 14:59:16 Friday 7 November 2008)
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A pair of hearts were found on a bridge railing at the entrance to the campground. One was clearly labeled "S+RF," the other less clear.


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On Bench Back
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Carved Hearts
Corona Heights Park, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Sunday 23 August 2009)
(Photo taken 14:47:16 Saturday 8 August 2009)
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A heart was embossed in a bench's back in Corona Heights Park.


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Heart On Tree
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Carved Hearts
Balboa Park, San Diego, California
(Photo posted Wednesday 9 February 2011)
(Photo taken 11:24:49 Thursday 12 October 2010)
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A shaded tree near one of the playgrounds had a heart carved into its trunk. Over time the trunk had begun to heal and the heart began to obliterate.


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