Inner Beasts Gallery
There were these astonishing x-rays from over 100 years ago at the Animal Anatomy Department of Cambridge University. They were about to be destroyed and the Director allowed me to select from a couple of thousand, a few, which I could use for the basis of art prints. They weren’t even called x-rays — they were referred to as ‘radio-graphs’. The detail was extraordinary and the lyricism of these stunning images is haunting. I worked digitally to create these images. Some of the x-rays revealed dance movements or contemporary sculptures or even ice cave landscapes. They were printed using spit bite etching as well as toyobo photogravure at St. Barnabas Press, Cambridge.
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