Beautifully creepy X-ray embroidery
August 5, 2014 9:05 PM   Subscribe

Matthew Cox is a Philadelphia- based artist who embraces and joins a variety of media to produce several thematic series of work. Medical x-rays and embroidery, couture and crime, rubber stamps, short -story prose and paint all layer toward a darkly comic and anachronistic impression of the human condition in the twenty-first century.

This article includes a brief interview with Cox.
posted by Lexica (3 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I've had some of his x-rays bookmarked already, but they were unsourced so I didn't know who he was or his other work, thank you! There's something amazingly delicate about the flat diffused softness of the films and the thickly textured bright embroidery. They must take forever - I wonder if he punches holes in the films first or uses a mesh overlay?
posted by viggorlijah at 4:52 AM on August 6, 2014

They are really wonderful. I'd hang one in my office without a second thought.
posted by Sophie1 at 7:15 AM on August 6, 2014

These are wonderful. I love xrays and anatomy and this is just such a creative and beautiful use for the film. There's a whimsy to each one that takes the collection out of the creepy category and makes it more precious.

Thanks so much for posting this!
posted by danabanana at 7:54 AM on August 6, 2014

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