Chest 56; Windy night

6 Apr
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Chest 56; Windy night

‘Twas a dark and stormy night.

The chest X-ray was taken from a teaching file of a young person with bronchiectasis. It caused severe respiratory distress from which he died. The file did not state the cause but it was probably post infective though it could have been cystic fibrosis. I was meditating on the concept of breath as wind and have created an image in which the X-ray becomes a sail tossed on a stormy sea. The pattern on the sail reminds me of the patterns on Chinese cotton damask fabric.  

 

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2 Responses to “Chest 56; Windy night”

  1. Nick Johns April 14, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    Hi Tony

    I have been wilfing about on your site since finding it through a comment that you left for one of my Friday Fictioneer compadres. I find the images in equal parts arresting, thought provoking, beautiful, unsettling, incomprehensible and possessed of startling clarity and truth. Thank you
    Perhaps, if you would allow it, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, the host of Friday Fictioneers may use one of your images as a prompt for us all one week?

    • Xraypics April 15, 2013 at 6:17 am #

      A soulmate! I had no idea anyone felt this way about my art – am very flattered. Thankyou. I’d be happy for an image to be used and am sure you will acknowledge accordingly. Tony

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