Mystery of the Human Heart started as an exploration of our human desire to know and understand the mysteries of being — how we construct systems of learning and knowledge, how we use technology and ritual. The original title was The Study of Mysteries: Mystologia. Central to the work is an image of a human heart alive in a medical transport box, connected to machines, in the rush to an organ donation recipient. The physical reality of the wet, shining heart with its lifeline blood vessels and silicone tubes, combined with all of our myths and metaphors of what the heart means, demanded to be a painting.
24" x 30"
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