Chest 82; Cobwebs

4 Aug

Chest 82 A C

The index X-ray came from a person with an industrial lung disease. This is a disease of the interstitium of the lung, the fine cobwebby tissue that lies between the air-spaces of the lung. The interstitium is subject to a whole variety of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis which can also affect the lung, also a variety of industrial diseases such as farmers lung and pneumoconiosis. This was a lady with an autoimmune disease leading to restrictive fibrotic changes.

The X-ray has been overlaid with a dewy cobweb that I photographed early this very morning with the sun on it. There is little else to modify the image apart from a layer of coloured glass. I feel that it has an impression of entanglement, the constricting effect of the web tying the lung in its knots.

This is the first time I have done a square image, I suppose it is cheating a little because the bars supporting the cobweb frame the image changing it from a square to a rectangle.

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10 Responses to “Chest 82; Cobwebs”

  1. leecleland August 5, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    The colours, cobweb and lung disease (?) all hang together beautifully and I really like it squarish. Should there be a fourth side of the pink frame? it is not showing up on my screen on the right hand side.

    • Xraypics August 5, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

      Hi, Lee, Thanks for the comment. I had another look at it on the blog just in case something happened to it – it seems to come out as intended, there is a dark bar down the right side that is part of a frame. Cheers, Tony

      • leecleland August 6, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

        No that’s not it, it’s weird I can’t see it on my blog list but when I go into your blog there is a faint pink border on 3 sides of the image outside the photo, but not the right side. Possibly only on my computer but will look at future posts incase it repeats. It is quite faint.

      • Xraypics August 11, 2013 at 10:44 am #

        That’s odd. I’ve just updated the picture because I wasn’t satisfied with it, and now it appears with a pink frame. If you click on it to enlarge it the frame disappears. Tony

  2. elmediat August 8, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    Fascinating image.
    Just found out about David Manley’s Deadly Delicious series – art work based on viruses. Thought of your work immediately.
    http://patternsthatconnext.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/david-manley-deadly-delicious-at-tarpey-gallery/

    • Xraypics August 8, 2013 at 10:37 am #

      Thankyou so much, I followed up on this link and find I used to live close to Kegworth where David Manley lives. I wonder if we came in contact during that time? His paintings are fascinating and I love the fact they derive from technological wizardry. It is interesting that they start from one point and then diverge according to the life- experience of the artist into abstract shapes and colours. I see similar in Aboriginal art where natural objects turn into patterns and shapes that are pleasing. Tony

  3. Playamart - Zeebra Designs August 20, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    Another beautiful work of art! Your originality is amazing!

    • Xraypics August 20, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

      Thankyou, and your support for other artists is equally amazing – and just as productive. Thanks for the encouragement. Tony

  4. heatherlamont July 27, 2015 at 11:03 am #

    Is it really 2 years since you did this picture. I still find it fascinating. xx

    • Xraypics July 27, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

      Thankyou Heather, Interestingly it gets quite a bit of attention and some nice comment though it isn’t my favourite.

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