Sunday, November 22, 2009

Heart Sake - Art

In Heart Sake, the shape of a human heart is abstracted, providing a study of one of the most important components of the human body. The shape of the heart is apparent upon first viewing this painting. The shape of the figure is not a traditional symbolic heart, but rather a naturalistic representation of the form of an actual, living heart. A red color was chosen to represent the blood being pumped through this important living organ.
Yet the heart does not appear to be entirely healthy. A gray cloud seems to surround the heart, bordering it on all sides. This gray color represents disease or malformation that affects the functioning of the heart. These dangers threaten to cut off the blood supply to the heart, as the gray cloud is extended around the entire heart, surrounding it with potential danger.

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