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

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

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