Zoe Barnes

Did My Heart Love Till Now

Class of: 2026

Major: Illustration BFA

Medium: Embroidery, felt

Faculty: Danielle Pomorski

Prompt: Our assignment was to make a wearable art piece

What would tattoos look like as 3D art pieces that you wear on your body rather than 2D pictures tattooed into your skin? For this assignment, I wanted my wearable art piece to bring a traditional tattoo design of a heart with wings to life in a new way. The quote across the band of the top “Did my heart love till now?” Is from Romeo and Juliet. I thought it was fitting because of the romantic motif of the heart, but also the wings reminded me of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet film. I spent a lot of time felting and embroidering the wings and heart, and along the way found a new passion for fiber arts and soft sculpture.