After researching the relationships between sugar, salt, cholesterol and cardiovascular health, I decided to represent my findings using assembled art. I used jars, labels (but not exactly on the jars so the contents could still be seen), and contents to represent the respective effects on our blood and cardiovascular system of a few dietary foods. I intended to represent the possible outcomes of consuming these foods in excess. For sugar, there is wax as sugar increases the incidence of waxy plaque build up in our arteries. For salt, there are rigid pipes as salt hardens our arteries making it more difficult for our heart rate to vary and meet our needs. For trans fats, legos, because trans fats are just about as good for us as legos would be in our blood vessels. For fats in general, there are pipe cleaners and beads to represent the varied effects that fats can have. Some fats are really beneficial, and might even act like pipe cleaners, increasing the health of our blood and blood vessels, while some fats are detrimental and can cause harm like tiny beads might in our blood.