2/06/2008

Being Normal






This is an oil-pastel still-life postcard of the peppers in the black foam grocery tray on my normal chest X-ray film. I have been looking at my old chest X-ray film for a long time. Each year the mobile health check-up caravan will stop at my univ. in August. They provide us all basic health check. The bus is equipped with X-Ray machine. We take X-ray then the result will be sent to us a week later (with the film) from the hospital lab. My reading was normal. So today I decide to combine a bell pepper still life on this old film of mine. It looks rather odd when I did it indoor but after I hold this film in the sunlight it seems to pick up more character. What do you think? I hope this postcard will arrive safely at destination for our art exchange project.

The first one is the postcard exposed to sunlight. The second one is taken in natural light but in the shade.

Anyone has any experience of sending oil-pastel work over the postmail pls. let me know "how" not to smear it. Thanks a lot.

6 comments:

mARTa said...

very interesting. Did you draw on the x-ray film? This is something that might be fun to try!!!

Ai said...

Thanks Marta, yes I drew the oil-pastel on it. It did not come out as nice/bright as I thought but it should be fun to try.

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Joan said...

X-ray film is an interesting background material! This came out really nice. I like seeing the difference the light makes to how the colors appear. Good thinking, Ai!

ACEO's By Rose said...

Hi Ai,

This is awesome! I didn't know you could do oil pastel on xray film! How cool! I love the way it came out too! I usually spray my oil pastels with a fixative, and that helps. Then I make sure to enclose it with some plastic or paper around it... if you wait about a week, it usually 'dries' pretty well. Good luck, and glad you're experimenting again! xo Rose

Ai said...

Thanks a bunch Rose for the tip.