lovestruck. charlotte, north carolina artist kent youngstrom captures the raw complexity of love in this 3-d mixed media installation. a graphic juxtaposition of a loving relationship – rusted and recycled, reclaimed and brand new – this hand-painted piece symbolizes the many contentious facets of love. clean white aluminum letters reclaimed from local sign shops sharply contrast a fiery red V, illustrating our constant desire for the balance of comfort and passion. a frenzy of graffiti-esque rings and feverish brushstrokes animate 6 feet of recycled cardboard in a visual realization that loves comes full circle through tumultuous moments. together, these unique elements compose a singular statement that is both powerful and poetic. much like the emotion of LOVE itself.