1st Place: Artistic Fibrillation by Bhavik Mistry (VFMP)
The painting describes how the heart functions. The eye is first drawn towards the left, representing blood through a network of capillaries flowing from its initial source, the aorta. The heart (black), kept alive by coronary arteries (red), is able to contract following a ‘wave’ of depolarization that is detectable by an ECG trace (white).
2nd Place: Light Hearted by Quinn Gentles (NMP)
“Before cardiology block I always thought of the heart as basically a pump. But the more we learned about the motion, complexity and conduction of this organ the more it really came alive for me in a new way. More than anything I wanted to capture that energy in this image.”
3rd Place: Heartful Shopping by Evan Woo (VFMP)
The condition of our heart is revealed by what we feed ourselves.. The phrase “you are what you eat” has origins in 19th century France and Germany. It wasn’t until the 1920’s that it took on the meaning we have come to know today. This piece embodies the concept that our cardiovascular health is determined by our food choices.