Matthew Cox’s Embroidered X-Rays and MRIs

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

While the x-ray can feel like a cold, mechanical way of examining the body, Philadelphia-based artist Matthew Cox takes this sterile material and invigorates it with a touch of the handmade. The artist embroiders plastic medical x-ray and MRI paper as if he is challenging himself to imagine the owners of the scanned body parts and their personalities. The unusual juxtaposition stirs up a mix of associations — the nostalgia of embroidery and domestic crafts, the visceral aversion to another’s insides. Take a look at some of the works below, images courtesy of Matthew Cox.

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