I made 2 patterns for this piece: the heart pictured here and another one in the form of a penis. The projectile was cast in silver by a local jeweler, the casing is brass .44 caliber with gunpowder and primer. So it could actually function as live ammo.
I wanted to make a powerful piece that was very small.
It’s been rejected from entry in 3 open submission shows. So I believe I have succeeded.