Embroidered X-Rays by Matthew Cox
Everyone of us, I assume, had to take at one point in his life a x-ray. Usually those x-rays end up in some doctors office, in some drawer or in a box in the attic. In case of Philadelphia-based artist Matthew Cox they end up being beautifully embroidered.
Matthew Cox layers embroidery on top of medical x-rays. Proportionally true to the body part being pictured, he stitches the x-rays, which are given to him mostly by a friend, either to complete the shown body part or to add elements like flowers to the x-ray.
By combining the traditional medium of embroidery with plastic x-ray films, Cox created something very fascinating, unique and wonderfully weird. The contrasting materials together read as something new and different from their original medical purpose. Great idea!