"Shape of My Heart" is the fourth instalment in "Welcome's Art and Poetry" series, which celebrates the passions of life through unique pairings of words and art. "Shape of My Heart" marries the complex lyrics of pop icon Sting with the mesmerizing images of Pablo Picasso, perhaps the greatest artist of the twentieth century. The result is an introspective duet that reflects on the forces of love and how desire will enrich and complicate life.
STING (1951-) recorded eight albums during his years with The Police and since then has created many more solo albums, which have been honoured more than a dozen Grammy Awards. He has also appeared in numerous motion pictures and stage productions. He is an activist with Amnesty International and the Rainforest Foundation. PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) is acknowledged as one of the most dynamic and influential artists of the twentieth century. He worked tirelessly throughout his long life, experimenting with a number of different artistic mediums and styles. Widely collected and featured in major museums the world over, his works include many masterpieces of contemporary art history: Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), Still Life with Chair Caning (1912), and Guernica (1937), to name a few.