Arrested Expansion or Cardiac Arrest: surreal art-print, poster, book, desktop-wallpaper NeoSurrealismArt.com
Arrested Expansion is a symbolic scene that combines self-excluding objects which are never to be seen together in real life. 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 and surreal because of this 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.
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George Grie, December 2006
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CommentsArtwork has 9 comments Your opinion is important, please be considered while expressing your view. We have zero tolerance to profane and curse language.
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!
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