The Human Heart
2006, Pastel on Toned Underground, B42 x H30 cm
The heart is one of the critical organs, as it pumps by rhytmic contractions oxygenated blood to feed the body's biological functions. The cessation of the heartbeat, referred to as cardiac arrest, is a critical emergency. Without intervention, death can occur within minutes since the brain requires a continuous supply of oxygen and cannot survive for long if that supply is cut off.