Newtown picture

10 Jan

Like many many people both in the USA and abroad I was horrified by the news of the shooting of 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School at Newtown, USA – the dreadful work of a crazed young man.

This image was inspired by that story. Here is an X-ray of a child with a collapsed lobe in each lung. The chest is perforated by shining shards of light. Behind are the stone pavement and layers  of red with an eyeball-like image representing the slaughter and the world looking on. These two elements are intertwined. The image is ambiguous, on one hand it can be interpreted for the violence – the shards may represent the bullets passing in, on the other they could represent light and hope shining out from the heart.

 

Image

Chest 39: Sandy Hook

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3 Responses to “Newtown picture”

  1. aFrankAngle January 10, 2013 at 11:59 pm #

    Sad, but fitting as I can see the violence.

    • Xraypics January 11, 2013 at 11:58 am #

      Thankyou Frank, I was heartbroken. There were 13 mass shootings in 19 years in Australia, then rapid action guns were banned after the Port Arthur massacre. Since then no shootings numbering more than three victims. The stats speak for themselves

      • aFrankAngle January 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

        Thanks …. meanwhile arguements here are beyond help. Someone mentions banning assault riffles, the other side says all guns are being banned. Crazy.

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