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.
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