Embroidered X-Rays

It’s all about redefining materials for artist Matthew Cox, as he layers embroidery on top of medical x-rays. One material is tactile and labor intensive and the other is technical and quickly a finished product . . . the result is brilliant in the most strange yet intriguing way.

(via My Modern Met)

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  1. So unexpectedly beautiful.
    I would gladly frame one of these unique works of art and hang it in my living room!
    Xo
    http://wildthingsrunfaster.blogspot.com/

    10.19.11
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  2. Nikki wrote:

    Wow, this is incredibly strange yet very compelling. I love the unique twist of taking something that is otherwise unpleasant and turning it in to a beautiful work of art. Absolutely amazing.

    http://www.cositabella.com

    10.19.11
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  3. Brianna wrote:

    this is beyond all creativeness!

    10.19.11
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  4. Marlena wrote:

    This is such an unbelivable great idea, so creative and fascinating.

    10.19.11
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  5. Laurie wrote:

    This is super cool!

    http://styleadorned.blogspot.com/

    10.19.11
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  6. Mariale wrote:

    so weird, but sooo cool!
    xx
    mariale
    My Fashion Bug

    10.19.11
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  7. those are incredible, and in such a creepy and amazing way! i never would have thought of x-rays as a medium before now!

    10.19.11
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  8. betsy wrote:

    Now those are unexpected. What lovely creative pieces.

    10.19.11
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  9. Incredible talent. Thank you for sharing.xo http://hannahalehandra.blogspot.com/

    10.19.11
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  10. jessica wrote:
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  11. Ambyr wrote:

    The knee caps wading in the pond is so cool!

    xoxo
    http://www.thewrittenrunway.com

    10.19.11
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  12. Sahra wrote:

    soooo so cool!

    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

    10.19.11
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  13. anne wrote:

    Really cool, and interesting.
    The first one remind me of the book Froth on the Daydream.

    10.19.11
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  14. Alyssa wrote:

    Such a strange yet beautiful idea! I really love his originality, and the detailing is just impeccable. I am blown away by these!

    SHOP VINTAGE!

    10.19.11
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  15. blondehaus wrote:

    I don’t know how you find all of this cleverness, but I adore it!

    http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/2681061/blondehaus

    10.19.11
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  16. This is the most WTF?! post I think I have ever seen. Can’t decide if I like it or not…interesting!

    10.19.11
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  17. Lauren wrote:

    @HuntGatherFashion- JaJa…very WTF is right!

    10.19.11
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  18. Lindsay R wrote:

    super weird but interesting.

    10.19.11
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  19. this is pretty cool

    10.19.11
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  20. Sara wrote:

    I love these – they are gorgeous!

    10.19.11
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  21. J Umm wrote:

    this is incredible!!!
    so much detail and effort!
    http://www.styledecorum.com/

    10.19.11
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  22. Liza wrote:

    These are brilliant. I love the contrast between technology and handmade.

    10.19.11
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  23. EmerJa wrote:

    WOW!! LOvely art pieces:)
    I’ve got another DIY on my blog, this time a leather collar with studs, and tomorrow a glitter collar. 🙂
    I hope you like it!

    http://www.emerjadesign.blogspot.com

    10.19.11
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  24. Julietta wrote:

    Extraordinary

    10.19.11
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  25. It gets better… and better … love the one with the blue flowers

    10.19.11
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  26. Em wrote:

    This is so beautiful!

    10.19.11
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  27. joni wrote:

    the embroidery is masterful; definitely on par with the precision of the x-rays

    10.19.11
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  28. Vanessa wrote:

    How incredible! These pieces are really captivating.

    10.19.11
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  29. Ophelia wrote:
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  30. Sanna wrote:

    Eerily beautiful and compelling!!! Many thanks for sharing.

    10.20.11
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  31. joy wrote:

    wow really really grate idea when this idea thinking u very very grate

    10.20.11
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  32. Chessa! wrote:

    so bizarre and so amazing. I want to know what the artist was thinking when he came up with this concept. so creative and random and unexpected.

    10.20.11
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  33. Anne wrote:

    Amazing! I have a few X-rays. I want to try this out.

    10.22.11
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  34. Mar wrote:

    I love the contrast in texture. Super interesting work. Would love to see in real life so i could get really really close. And see the stitches.

    10.24.11
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  35. Jane Wheeler wrote:

    Very interesting and imaginative,and nicely stitched, but I wouldn’t want to look at those daily.

    10.25.11
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  36. It is unbelivable beauty combine embroidery with medical x-rays pictures,perfect combination!!!
    http://www.coniefoxdress.com

    10.26.11
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  37. Jan Williams wrote:

    Ugh! No, no, no.. I guess I’m too old-fashioned, but I do not like this work at all.

    10.26.11
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  38. Carol DuVall wrote:

    I’ve come up with a Title or Theme for these embroideries…..”More than Skin Deep”

    10.26.11
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  39. Frankly, I do not like this in embroidery. Someone has time on their hands and stitches from the dark side it would seem.

    10.26.11
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  40. Elaine Baezab wrote:

    Kathy,

    I have seen so many of these x-rays – usually of my own broken bones – so maybe I am not objective. I think threy are grotesque.The stitching is skillful!

    Elaine in NM

    10.26.11
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  41. Rita Violante wrote:

    Hallo Kathy, I find this grotesque und (sorry, I can not find the word in English)” geschmacklos”. Rita

    11.4.11
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  42. Leslie Sattler wrote:

    Utterly Brilliant and Eerily Beautiful

    11.29.11
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  43. This is one of my favorite posts ever on honestlyWTF. It’s delicate, beautiful, and dark. It’s perfect. Thank you for sharing!

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