This component of the challenge was to simplify. For my base Image I took a single coronal slice from a Computed Tomography (CT) slice of the face. Only the tip of the nose, the lips and tip of the chin are included.
Set against a blue background it gives the impression of a stone pagoda in a Zen garden. simple and beautiful. I wanted to introduce colour but maintain the simple shapes so superimposed it on part of an oil painting which gave texture, and then included the chest X-ray of a normal child. Almost all of the X-ray is subsumed into the base layers leaving only a gentle shadowy halo around the central figure that now looks like a geisha.