Garfield Heights, OH
Jeanne Tiefenbach and Patricia Frame
Click on the research project title above to learn about the science that inspired the artwork to the right.
eXpressions™ Award: Blue Ribbon
While I listened to the presentation on cardiac catheterization I had the idea of doing a full body sculpture. I did this by casting my friend entirely in plaster. The texture of the piece as a whole is rough, while the two focal points have a polished feel to them. I wanted to draw attention to the picture of catheterization by framing it in black. The femoral artery is a ribbon so that it is slightly abstract but still relatable. Finally, I named the piece Alice so it feels almost as if the piece is an actual patient undergoing this procedure.
eXpressions™ Award: Red Ribbon
My Cleveland Clinic project is based around the most important part of the body, the heart. I constructed the heart out of chicken wire. The tubing around the canvas is glued into the container so when the dye is poured onto the tubing it goes straight into the container. I painted the background so it looks like the veins inside your body. I covered the heart and painted it. The very last thing I did was draw all of the chambers on the heart to show where the oxygen and blood travel.
eXpressions™ Award: White Ribbon
This painting illustrates the heart in its active mode. There are three different layers to this painting. The heart drawn on the board is an inflated heart (takes place during its period of active ventricular filling, and isovolumic contraction). The middle layer demonstrates the heart in its period of ejection and isovolumic relaxation. The top layer indicates the surgical procedure of injecting dye into the coronary arteries, cardiac catheterization. Looking from above and without flipping through different layers, an observer is able to imagine the heart pumping (expanding and contracting), while the catheter is being inserted into the artery.
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