Embroidered X-Rays

Matthew Cox is a Philadelphia- based artist who creates embroidered x-rays. The stark clash of two such divergent materials, cloth and plastic, is the simple catalyst. Matthew explains, "For me, stitching has a nurturing aspect and acts as care giving or healing to the injured, a socially feminine sort of action, while the x-ray itself can be considered masculine and unemotional. As an artist who takes on tedious, labor-intensive projects, I am also reacting to the ever-increasing presence of photography in contemporary art – by introducing the process of labor over the quick, slickness of film.



 Find out more about Matthew's work here.