Inspiring Radiographs

I’ve been working on katazome for the upcoming Art at St. Kate’s show on July 25th. Meanwhile I want to share a few amazing images sent to me by my brother Joe, who is an anatomy professor and ichthyologist. He aptured these images of sea creatures and garden flowers in the lab using soft radiographic (x-ray) technology. In his words, “soft radiographic imaging (X-rays produced at low kilovoltage) can be used to document differences in structural density in a variety of organisms. When used in conjunction with extremely fine grained film, it is especially well suited to displaying details in vertebrae bone, invertebrate exoskeletons and the leaves and flowers of plants. Conventional high voltage X-ray technology is not capable of producing such highly resolved images.”

Seahorse
Seahorse
Skate
Skate/Ray
Monarda
Bee Balm (Monarda)
Thistle
Thistle

 

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Author: Kit

I use the materials and techniques of the Japanese art of katazome (paste resist stencil dyeing) to capture my experience of nature. My work celebrates daily meetings with the wild birds, plants, and lake breezes of my local urban surroundings.

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