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.”

Bee Balm (Monarda)


Author: Kit

I’m a St. Paul MN Artist, working in Japanese woodblock printmaking and Katazome (stencil dyed textiles). My work celebrates daily encounters with the wild birds, plants, and lake breezes of my local urban surroundings.

10 thoughts on “Inspiring Radiographs”

  1. Sorry my dyslexic fingers – it should have been “looking” not “weeking” – not quite sure how that happened.

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