I made this painting for a class last year. The assignment? Create a painting inspired by an x-ray of our professor’s fractured wrist (painting related accident, of course).
I started out with the idea of an x-ray being sort of similar to the placards they make you hold in a mug shot. I mean, we’ve all been there.. am I right? Not so much? Oh, awkward.
Regardless, the resemblance seemed striking to me. Here they both are, numbered and filed away for future reference, evidence of an injury. Of course, most x-rays don’t come with a creepy nurse who rocks a coordinated Red Cross bow and manicure. Then again, I’m not always interested in painting what happens most of the time.