matthew cox: embroidered x rays
matthew cox: embroidered x rays matthew cox: embroidered x rays
oct 11, 2011

matthew cox: embroidered x rays

’embroidered x-rays’ by matthew cox all images courtesy matthew cox (above) ‘waterproof watches’ image © matthew cox

driven by the notion of redefinition, philadelphia-based artist matthew cox has created a body of work that combines the traditional medium of embroidery with plastic x-ray films. proportionally true to the body part being pictured, the injection of stitches often depict elements of flora in a dreamscape-like scenery. the wildly contrasting materials are together read as something new and different from their original purpose.

for cox, the practice of superimposing these two applications is also a comment on the ever-increasing presence of photography in contemporary art. by introducing a tedious and labour-intensive process into a medium that is quite often quick and instant, the embroidered x-ray prints represent a format of film that explores new ways of technique and representation.

‘orchid with crucifix’ image © matthew cox

‘wrapped wrist’ image © matthew cox

‘wrapped wrist’ – detail image © matthew cox

‘necklace with bouquet’ image © matthew cox

‘necklace with bouquet’ – detail image © matthew cox

‘banana’ image © matthew cox

‘blowing hair’ image © matthew cox

‘wading knees’ image © matthew cox

‘knee and daisies’ image © matthew cox

‘feet’ image © matthew cox

‘pigtails’ image © matthew cox

via wired

  • I love this.really really beautiful.

    tangtang says:
  • I really love seeing new and inventive ways to use embroidery techniques — So well done!

    Rosalie Anne Gale says:
  • Very original and nicely done. Love it.

    TheJaneCo says:
  • so very creative and what an interesting way of using old x-rays well done!!

    Jeunique Vintage says:
  • This is bad ass and just in time for Halloween. I want to scare someone with this

    mstndvn says:
  • Astonishing new way of aproaching art. Loved it!!!

    gabaskallas says:

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