Prodigy

Gallery Displays Organs

By: Ben Preiss - Published:   Updated: Aug 8 2011 • References: entertainment.timesonline and neatorama
Jennifer Sutton had a bit of an out-of-body experience when she first saw the defective heart that had caused her so many problems displayed in a glass jar. The heart is being displayed alongside work by Leonardo da Vinci, Andy Warhol and the Egyptian Book of the Dead. The purpose of the exhibit at the Wellcome Collection in London is to raise awareness of restrictive cardiomyopathy, the disease that would have killed her.

Implications - Sutton addressed the surreal nature of the experience of seeing her defective heart out of her body, knowing how much pain and anguish it had been responsible for. With endless love and appreciation for the donor heart keeping her alive now, Sutton was excited yet reluctant to see her old heart on display.