Box Heart

Box Heart - Rose Caston

This piece was designed using SolidWorks, a 3D computer design program, and was 3D printed. Tubes and connectors were added to bring the piece together. The piece is representative of the notion held by some medical anthropologists that surgeons dehumanize aspects of the body–such as the heart–in order to operate. However, perhaps the dichotomy is not so simple. Perhaps physicians shift their focus within a spectrum of a patient’s humanity in order to focus on the part most relevant to the patient’s survival.

A member of the MD-PhD dual degree program at Utah. She completed a B.E. in Engineering Sciences and a B.A. in Biomedical Engineering from Dartmouth College. When she is not in the library or lab, she enjoys spending time in the Utah mountains.