Shadows of Life: X-Ray Images of Plant and Marine Life

Smail Gallery
Olin-Rice Science Center, First Floor

ANDRE' BRUWER

Dr. Bruwer   petunias

Dr. Bruwer, a radiologist, saw the x-ray as an opportunity to showcase the unseen delicacy of the natural world. For over five decades, Dr. Bruwer used the X-ray machine as a way to look inside flowers and shelled marine organisms. Dr. Bruwer called his X-ray images skiagraphs. The words skia and graph come from the Greek words for 'shadow drawing'. Curator: Mark Davis, Biology.

xray of plant life   xray of marine life

More information about this art, including information on purchasing prints, is available at skiagraphics.com