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 12 months ago

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

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Erika Daniel 11 months ago

its like... refreshing old bones

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Adéla Ďurišová 11 months 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 11 months ago

Where feet feel the best.

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Maggie Collins 12 months ago

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

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Erika Daniel 11 months ago

imagination.

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Sašo Muc 12 months ago

oh god dam artifacts... that radiology technician.

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Phoebe The Great 12 months ago

beautiful

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Daniel Mellott 12 months ago

Such a great idea. The possibilities are endless.

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