2011 Times Square Valentine Heart

LIGHT HEARTED by Lauren Crahan and John Hartmann, of Brooklyn-based Freecell, won the 2011 Times Square Valentine design competition. The Times Square Valentine is an annual competition to design and build a valentine for display in Times Square in February. This project of the Times Square Alliance Public Art Program is funded in part by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. "Light Hearted" is a ten-foot diameter lightweight construction with an open weave fabric that allows wind to pass through but still captures and reflects light. The main structure is constructed of five pairs of aluminum elliptical loops radially arranged with rotating connections, and covered with a skin of red fabric. Six volunteers help up the heart for display for 15 minutes at a time in Duffy Square in New York City's Times Square from February 10th to 20th, 2011.