Chest 93; Titania

25 Oct
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Chest 93; Titania

This image was a challenge to pull together a variety of images to tell a story, the base X-ray was a child with bronchiolitis and a collapsed lung requiring ventilation. It is set over an Ivy hedge. Ivy is an herb, the leaves boiled and used to relieve bronchial conditions in children. I thought the people peeking through the leaves, derived from a street scene, reminded me of the little people. The title reference is to Titania in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream where Oberon sends Puck to pluck an herb – “Love in idleness” to place upon Titania’s eyes. In the centre of the picture is Titania herself and at the bottom is the herb which was “Before milk-white, now purple with love’s wound”. The colour and the orb are provided by African sunset photo donated by a friend (Mana Pools Zimbabwe) a beautiful and peaceful place, I wish I were there now…

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2 Responses to “Chest 93; Titania”

  1. leecleland October 26, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    Interesting, in that I think this is the first image I have seen of yours with recognisable people in it. The links to ivy and hence Titania and the little people are great connections.

    • Xraypics October 26, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

      Yes, thankyou, it is the first time I’ve tried this, having seen other digital art including recognisable and semi-obscured faces I was resolved to try it. It was a little surprising the way the whole message shifted after weaving the people in. Throws a whole new perspective on the image. Next time I try this it will be much more subtle about it. Cheers! Tony

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