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We are cautioned constantly about various harmful diseases. However, the deadliest disease tends to be overlooked. Heart disease takes the lives of more than half a million people in the United States every year, yet there is a lack of discussion to address the epidemic at hand (Hill). This is largely due to the “blame the victim” stigma surrounding the generally preventable range of complications. While 80% of cardiovascular disease is avoidable, not every individual has the means of achieving a lifestyle necessary in averting the conditions and their symptoms. For this creative art project, I want to encourage education and dialogue on heart disease and its corresponding preventative inequalities through traditional art media, drawing and painting, as well as art installation displayed in a gallery setting.
Heinecke, Olivia Eileen, "The Heart of the Problem: An Art Gallery Installation to Foster Dialogue on Heart Disease and the Privilege of Prevention" (2022). Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection. 631.