North Kingstown, RHODE ISLAND
10.000 x 10.000 x 0.010 inches
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Mixed Media - Pastel/mixed-media On Paper
The second heart depicts the story of sisters diagnosed with truncus arteriosus.
For this painting, I wanted to depict the sisters, as well as the branching of the heart indicating truncus. With some internet research, I found a few medical illustrations of hearts with truncus, and began thinking about the branching and life - somewhat of a tree of life emanating from the heart. I sketched out the concept in Adobe Photoshop, settling on sisters holding hands, facing this tree, which represents both the defect and the life they are living beyond it.
February 12th, 2011
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