Insight 1, 2005; 14" x 11.5", Giclee print
Insight 3, 2005; 14" x 11.5", Giclee print
Insight 5, 2005; 14" x 11.5", Giclee print
These INSIGHT images are prints of X-ray collages. They are created from X-rays of DNA sequencing gels, X-rays of cells grown in petri dishes, human and animal X-rays, mammograms, and ultrasound radiographs. After the medically derived images were cut and pasted into collages, they were photographed, then modified through computer generated processes. Finally, the manipulated images were printed. The X-ray's formal properties -- line, value, color, texture, and shape -- are consistent with the artist's vocabulary. Furthermore, X-ray images serve as metaphors for the human condition, and also serve as symbols of the body's interiority: visual attributes consonant with making art. Although some contemporary artists have acknowledged the aesthetic value of X-rays in their creative processes, the X-ray as an art form has never been thoroughly examined. Privacy laws have kept X-rays out of most artist's purview. I am extremely grateful for the generosity of a few healthcare professionals who provided the X-rays for this work.
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