While hosting a party at his home in July, 2009, Eric Telchin spilled chocolate ice cream on his kitchen counter. He noticed that the puddle formed the shape of a heart and he grabbed his iPhone to snap a picture. Since then, Eric has seen thousands of hearts in the unlikeliest places, on everything from egg yolks to palm trees. He photographs these hearts and transforms them into abstract and representational art. In October, 2010 he launched BoySeesHearts.com, a site dedicated to sharing this new form of art. Within the first four months of its inception, Boy Sees Hearts artwork has been celebrated on network prime time television and featured in magazines, newspapers, blogs and luxury retail web sites. His educational program, Kids See Hearts transports the message of Boy Sees Hearts to schools. His charitable arm, World Sees Hearts donates 50% of proceeds from prints to anti-bullying organizations.
PRAISE FOR BOY SEES HEARTS:
“Poetic and inspiring…it’s a new movement.”
“The way we looked at hearts changed forever.”
“If someone had told us a few weeks ago that we would fall in love with a poster that featured a heart motif we would have laughed and referred them to our 8-year-old niece. That is before we discovered Boy Sees Hearts ingenious and spontaneous works of art, which changed the way we saw hearts forever.”
“He has started a nationwide heart shape
“A love phenomenon.”
YOUNG + PRETTY:
“A form of art that has changed lives.”
THE SUN SENTINEL:
“It’s a power that comes not just from believing in the unexpected but in sharing inspiration with others...Its magic comes not just in the power of
sharing it, but in the new way people begin to look at the scenery around them — and the different ways they find to connect with a simple shape.”
“It’s a gift that continues to be rewrapped, and re-gifted.”
NY METRO PARENTS MAGAZINE:
“Eye-catching artwork that inspires smiles.”
“Edgy, clever and fresh -- all adjectives we never thought we’d associate with something as clichéd as a heart.”
"proves inspiration is literally everywhere"
"a cool way to say 'I love you'."