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Electric Heart (2015)

Electric Heart

Billy Sveen (2015)
pen on paper, 8″ x 10″

The beating heart is autonomous, having its own electric circuit to stimulate each contraction. Throughout the ages, the mystery of the heart has symbolized love and life in art and religion. Although this pulsing muscle has been highly studied by scientists, doctors and medical students across the world — dissected and scrutinized to the smallest detail — the aesthetic and metaphorical power of the human heart remains unchallenged.

Billy Sveen Billy Sveen (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

I am a fourth year medical student at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and a recent graduate of the Master's program in bioethics from the Neiswanger Institute of Bioethics also at Loyola University. I recently matched into Pediatrics at University of Minnesota.