Heartfelt 2015

 

 

1st Place Namast'ay Healthy by Cole Wong:Yoga, a Sanskrit word meaning “connection”, is a practice used to connect the body, mind, and spirit. This mirror image of Urdhva Dhanurasana (wheel pose) represents the cardiovascular system, which connects all other systems of the body. Do yoga. Open your heart. Spread the love.

1st Place Namast’ay Healthy by Cole Wong

2nd Place Myocardial In-fork-tion by Aaron Long:Understanding how important diet is in regards to heart health, this cutlery-sculpture attempts to demonstrate the synergy between the two - Bon Appetit!

2nd Place Myocardial In-fork-tion by Aaron Long

3rd Place Heartwood by Emma Marler:The complexity of human anatomy is often mirrored in nature. In this piece I have represented the great vessels of the cardiovascular system (aorta, vena cava, and pulmonary trunk) with a series of three intertwined trees. The outline of the heart can be visualized in the negative space at the center of the image.

3rd Place Heartwood by Emma Marler

4th Place Sweetheart by Barbara Lelj Garolla Di Bard

5th Place Electrocardiograham Cracker by Rozalyn Chok:In my medical school biography, I confessed my addiction to both baking and puns. How could I resist an opportunity to combine my two loves and get some studying done at the same time? I brought these for PBL during ECG week: my group had to correctly name the rhythms before they were allowed to eat the cookies.

5th Place Electrocardiograham Cracker by Rozalyn Chok

6th Place Sinus Arrhythmia in the Mountains by Lauren DeGroot:     I found it interesting to learn how and why the heart rate changes with breathing (sinus arrhythmia). This watercolour painting shows the mountains in the shape of an ECG showing this rhythm, demonstrating how the mountains and nature often seem to be living and breathing to their own beat.

6th Place Sinus Arrhythmia in the Mountains by Lauren DeGroot

7th Place Ways to my Heart by Phoebe Cheng:This painting traces three paths by which blood enters the heart, with parallels to modes of transportation. Railroads, spanning great distances, represent venae cavae carrying blood from distant body regions back to the heart. Roads for shorter travels symbolize pulmonary veins returning from the nearby lungs, while the garden walkway represents the coronary sinus, collecting blood from the heart itself.

7th Place Ways to my Heart by Phoebe Cheng

8th Place Stem Care by Selena Demenoff:Heart is where the home is. This piece depicts a youth nurturing a life force coming from within heart chambers. Tree roots with sprouting bleeding heart flowers represent whimsical bundle branches. The pulmonary trunk and aorta are two intertwined tree trunks that extend into newly budding and respiring leaves on the branches. Care of the heart is vital to life.

8th Place Stem Care by Selena Demenoff

9th Place A Beading Heart by Harpreet Singh:I made this piece thinking of the tiny cells that make up the heart. I have a background in cell biology and each little bead, stitch, and sequin reminded me of the cellular constituents of the heart. The swirling patterns of the beads were made thinking of the blood eddying and flowing through the chambers and vessels of the heart.

9th Place A Beading Heart by Harpreet Singh

10th Place The Light Within by Ashley Yip:This work is made using pressed flowers and was inspired by a yoga class and a sunny bike ride around Victoria.

10th Place The Light Within by Ashley Yip

11th Place You are not Machines you are Men by Zach Robbins:The inspiration for this piece comes from the 1940 film "the Dictator," where Charlie Chaplin gives what I consider to be the best speech of all time.  I've long heard from professors and doctors alike that "the heart is just a pump." I couldn't disagree more. To illustrate my point I stepped away from the convention of the heartfelt contest's rhetoric where artists show you symbolically what the heart is, and instead decided to show you what it is not.

11th Place You are not Machines you are Men by Zach Robbins

12th Place 3rd Degree Heart Lock by Kevin Nickel:Stumbled across this lock during an evening run. I, like many other Vancouverites, take to the seawall to keep my heart both healthy and in love with this beautiful city.

12th Place 3rd Degree Heart Lock by Kevin Nickel

ALUMNI CATEGORY 1st Place Koi at Heart by Michiko Maruyama:Inspired by traditional Oriental watercolor brush paintings, “Koi at Heart” symbolizes longevity and love through its abstract representation of the heart. The black koi represents the deoxygenated blood that flows through the right side of the heart and the red koi symbolizes the oxygenated blood flowing through the left side. The major anatomical components, including the valves and major vessels are hidden within the paint strokes.

ALUMNI CATEGORY 1st Place Koi at Heart by Michiko Maruyama

ALUMNI CATEGORY 1st Place Koi at Heart (Labelled) by Michiko Maruyama:  Key to Koi at Heart with labels

ALUMNI CATEGORY 1st Place Koi at Heart (Labelled) by Michiko Maruyama

ALUMNI CATEGORY Honourable Mention Memories: Timeless Treasures of the Heart by Bhavik Mistry:      Loss is devastating. After the recent passing of my brother, I have struggled to move forward. Although pain makes my heart ache (blue), believing that his soul never loses its heartbeat (heart) has helped me move forward (red). Each paint stroke represents the never-ending (EKG) colorful memories I had and will continue to have with him. RIP Heeren.

ALUMNI CATEGORY Honourable Mention Memories: Timeless Treasures of the Heart by Bhavik Mistry

CV BLOCK TUTOR CATEGORY 1st Place Blooming Heart by Philomena Kaan:Philomena Kaan is a Clinical Instructor at the Faculty of Dentistry, UBC. I recently began a journey of integration of the Arts, Sciences and Culture through painting. My works are inspired from nature as well as reflections of her family and culture.

CV BLOCK TUTOR CATEGORY 1st Place Blooming Heart by Philomena Kaan

PRIZES

Littman Cardiology Stethoscopes

GENERAL JUDGES

VFMP
Dr. Carol Ann Courneya
Dr. Andrew Seal
Dr. Karen Pinder
Dr. Dawn Cooper
Dr. Andrew Campbell
Dr. Jonathon Tang
Dr. Ian Penn

Island Medical Program
Dr. Kathy Gaul
Dr. Jane Gair

Northern Medical Program
Dr. Leigh Hunsinger-Chan
Dr. Michelle Osler

Southern Medical Program
Dr. Connie Hull

COMPETITIONS