Vol 10, No 1 (2019)

Cover Page

Left image

Title: Kaleidoscope heart 

Artist: Rosetta Mazzola

I am an enthusiastic amateur photographer, taking great pleasure in capturing landscapes but also dabbling in portrait and still life photography. This image was inspired by my daily bicycle commute to and from UBC's Point Grey campus during my first semester of medical school in the fall of 2016.

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Right image

Title: Congestive heart failure

Artist: Xuan Zhao

I felt an urge to create a piece that depicted the current state of our natural world using an analogy from medicine. The impact we have had on the natural environment has been like a disease. Current economies prioritize consumerism and expansion, congesting our world (the heart) with garbage and infecting our air, soil, and water with waste products. The belief we have a “right” to exploit the earth (right heart) has led to the rapid deterioration of what is “left” of the natural world (left heart). 

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