(art)n Artists: 

Ellen Sandor, Chris Kemp, and Diana Torres

Collaborative Artists: 

Richard Lee, Division of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery,
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


Digital PHSCologram


Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas


(art)n and Northwestern University


This piece is part of a continuous process in the historical scientific visualizations of (art)n that merge art and science and was based on data collected from an anonymous patient's heart MRI. The data shows a blood clot in the tip of the heart as well as dying tissue around it. (art)n then took this data and reconstructed it three dimensionally with our own software. While the science stayed accurate and true, the art was made with certain aesthetic choices to create a powerful and iconic image for heart disease research and support.