Artist Matthew Cox from Philadelphia, USA, creates fun embroidery art on monochrome radiographs. He uses colorful threads to brighten the transparent film. Flowers, superheroes, pop culture icons and even classics from Greek mythology come to life in his embroidery.

The contrast of these two materials redefines the roles of each and creates a unique combination. "By combining the cold, blue, medical x-ray plastic with the colorful, decorative and tactile embroidery line, each object is removed from its original intent and creates a new entity," says Cox. "Manipulating these media also gives me the opportunity to comment on the growing presence of photography in contemporary art, introducing work on the speed, smoothness of the film."

The artist considers the radiographs as cold and emotionless objects, while the sewing brings the idea of caring and care, which enable healing of injured people.

More info: matthewcoxartist.com

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Marsha Hentzel
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3 years ago

I'm always amazed at what people can think of doing and it's so absolutely awesome !!

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PyroarRanger
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3 years ago

I love this!

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Adéla Ďurišová
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3 years ago

jewelry... jewelry everywhere! I would let my rad-tech redo every single one of them (not that they would present me these in the first place)

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Tamara Laney
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3 years ago

Where feet feel the best.

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Maggie Collins
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3 years ago

These all represent a genius never seen before. Amazing!~

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Phoebe The Great
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3 years ago

two worlds

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Peggy Schultz
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3 years ago

Arthritis

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Phoebe The Great
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3 years ago

beautiful

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Daniel Mellott
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3 years ago

Such a great idea. The possibilities are endless.

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Erika Daniel
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3 years ago

these sort of represent the fleeting quality of life

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Daniel Mellott
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3 years ago

Fantastic

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Erika Daniel
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3 years ago

death sustains life

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Monika Soffronow
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3 years ago

This one ought to be much higher

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Jeeves
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3 years ago

Wow...so much detail

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Sašo Muc
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3 years ago

jesus christ that is one lazy radiology technician.

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Angela Williams
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3 years ago

brilliant..

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Angela Williams
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3 years ago

so clever

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Kira Leseman
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3 years ago

echo and narcissus

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Monika Soffronow
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3 years ago

Why all this jewellery? In x-rays?

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Jeeves
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3 years ago

A very detailed...Barbie. Okaaaaay...

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Aleksandra Kozłowska
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3 years ago

Yassss. Pretty awesome

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KK
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3 years ago

She swallowed it :O

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Madison L. D.
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3 years ago

See the good side of things.....even if you've got a really bad fracture or somethin

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Aleksandra Kozłowska
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3 years ago

Neat

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Jeeves
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3 years ago

MISS PIGGY IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL

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KK
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3 years ago

Looks like a bird's skeleton.

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