Our artist, Arie van’t Riet, was recently featured on the Today Show:
Inner Beauty: X-rays Expose Flowers, Animals and More
by Lance Booth/Today
Dutch physicist Arie van’t Riet specialized in low energy X-rays in hospitals when he stumbled across an interesting form of art.
Click here to see more of his beautiful X-ray Art.
According to a recent TED talk, a colleague asked him to make an X-ray of one of his paintings. After seeing the interesting results, Arie van’t Riet wanted to X-ray something even thinner. “I started with a bouquet of tulips,” he said in the TED talk. “Some people told me that’s art and I became an artist.”
After creating that piece, he started to experiment with a variety of creatures and different scenes, looking to capture nature’s beauty.
"I sampled a lot of animals that I can use in my X-ray images," he said. "I take a number of plants with flowers, I take a couple of animals, lizards, I put them all together in one composition."
Story courtesy of the Today Show
Images above © Arie van ‘t Riet / Science Source