Arrested Expansion or Cardiac Arrest: surreal art-print, poster, book, desktop-wallpaper NeoSurrealismArt.com
Originally, the Arrested Expansion picture was contemplated as a symbolic scene that combines self-excluding objects which are rarely or never to be seen together in real life. Look at the classic combination of fire, air and water which are the “prime components” of life on earth. In this case, there is a bizarre human made architectural establishment, a wild costal shoreline, and a “medieval” aircraft. They say that when the balloon goes up, it does no good. And the objects in this hall of generous proportions can easily make the viewer feel claustrophobic, dreamlike, and surreal because of this unreal inadequacy. The resulting sensation can be similar to a medical emergency-induced mental delusion.
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart abruptly and unexpectedly stops beating thus severing blood supply to the brain and other vital organs. In other words, SCA happens as a result of a heart’s electrical system malfunction and has to be treated immediately in order to avoid potential death. This type of death is referred to by doctors as sudden cardiac death (SCD). Statistically, it is responsible for 50% of all heart disease related fatalities. SCA, however, is not to be confused with a heart attack, also known as a myocardial infarction. A heart attack happens when there is a blockage in blood flow to a part of the heart muscle. In the event of a heart attack the heart normally doesn’t stop beating.
The most common cause of a cardiac arrest is ventricular fibrillation (VF) which can be described as a type of arrhythmia – irregular heartbeat - inducing chaotic electrical activity of a heart muscle. As a result, the lower chambers of the heart - the ventricles - begin to giggle (fibrillate) instead of contracting or beating. Since the heart doesn’t perform its major function, blood cannot flow through the body and to the brain, the person momentarily loses consciousness, and the bodily function stops. Unless a defibrillator is used to restore the heart’s regular rhythm, permanent brain damage or death can occur within five minutes. Sadly enough, it’s estimated that more than 70% of ventricular fibrillation victims die before reaching the hospital.
Image is a mixture of photo stock with some 2D vectors and 3D objects. Photoshop, 3ds max, Illustrator.
Software media: Adobe Photoshop ®, Adobe Illustrator ®, Autodesk 3ds Max ®, Photo Stock,
George Grie, December 2006
|Rate this image!||Rate: 4.86|
Copyright © George Grie | neosurrealismart.com
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, No-Derives, 3.0 International, License.
Artwork License Agreement option
You may use this image for educational, recommendation, and demonstration purposes only by including one of mandatory reference links below
|Link to Arrested Expansion or Cardiac Arrest picture!|
Permalink URL to the page. (HTML)
Post image in your blog or website. (HTML)
Recommended Digital Art SoftwareMost of artworks have been created by an array of graphic design software applications. Below is the short list of the most used:
3D Studio MAX by AUTODESK, 3ds max is highly customizable 3D modeling, rendering, and animation solution for design, games, film & television.
Photoshop and Illustrator by Adobe, a post-production graphic editor. It is the current market leader for commercial bitmap design.
DAZ3D, DAZ Studio freeware - Pose, animate, and render 3D Models in your own 3D Studio.
Terragen by PlanetSide is a landscape generator with controllable parameters that allow extremely varied terrain shapes and photorealistic rendering.
Poser by Curious Labs. Poser is the 3D figure design tool for artists, illustrators and animators that enables you to create easily 3D figures.
Open & Limited Edition Art Posters & Prints
|Open edition surrealism posters and framed prints. From $14 USD||Apparel, personal, and gift items, and more. From $9 USD||Limited edition Geclee, signed, numbered, certified. From $390 USD|
Open Poster & Limited Art Print Editions - in association with various well-known publishers such as Art.com, Zazzle.com, FineArtAmerica.com and Cafepress.com Prices start at $9.95, Choose from 140 frames, 142 mats and 3 types of glazing. Most advanced picture-framing solution on the web. Framed prints, Posters, Calendars, Gifts, and more. T-Shorts, Postcards, Stamps, Journals, Mouse pads, Clocks, etc.image tags: Balloon, air, sky, inside stone surge water Spiritual inspirational freedom hot, silouette, hotair, silhouette, amusement, aircraft, airborne, basket, balloon, secrecy unknown magic magical mystery illusion, nobody, France, decor, Europe, detail, historical, palace, historic, interior boulders tide wave floor.
Modern Romantic Surrealist Artist, Gothic Surrealism Art Poster Prints, Surreal Limited Editon Pictures & Books
CommentsArtwork has 10 comments Your opinion is important, please be considered while expressing your view. We have zero tolerance to profane and curse language.
Yulianna / Mar 22nd
Looking at your work of art "Heart attack" , I'd like to ask you, was it considered to represent physiological condition of lack of heart muscle work, or an emotional attack, when a man can't resist one's feelings ? What made you write this picture?
DM / United States / Feb 21st
I absolutely love this painting, and I would like to use it as an entrance-home page for my website. I am a life coach and hypnotherapist and the idea and visual of this 'arrested expansion' perfectly conveys the blockages of the subconscious mind.
Verdandi / Austria / May 3rd
I would like to display this marvellous artwork as a permanent installation in our office in Salzburg Austria. It is not for sale purposes, but as part of our interior design concept, we are doing a design projects for museums. Please tell me if you can..
Antonio Molinari / United States / Mar 15th
GEORGE GRIE FTW!!! :D
Album Cover / Germany / Aug 26th
Hi there, Some of your work particularly, "Arrested Expansion" caught my eye, and I was wondering if you would be interested in doing some cover art.Let me know your thoughts.
Diana / Argentina / May 13th
I am in love with your art :)
Linda Green / United Kingdom / Mar 27th
dear friend remember omis in yugo you me annamarie and dave love your paintings mate please write back fred linda green
mike meer / United Kingdom / Mar 27th
Wow, you did a great job with the idea and perspective!
islands / United States / Mar 20th
Absolutely BRILLIANT WORK. Rarely is an image is best described as a true MASTERPIECE but in my many years as a multimedia producer have I experienced such an outstanding combination of theme and composition. TRULY BRILLIANT WORK GEORGE!
original image size: 209.83 KB dimensions: 1024 x 768 pix picture downloads: 31059
Score: 209 Votes: 43