Matthew Cox gives us a little more insight into his inspiration:
In Heartthrobs and Avatars, 2011, I am transporting this technique to a new place using iconic heartthrobs from Pop culture such as Snow White and David Bowie and avatars from Eastern religion and Greek mythology such as Krishna and Minotaur. The possible visual imagery is rich, vast and exciting. This new move has also given me an opportunity to physically move out of the rectangle of the x-ray by extending the embroidery upward and outside of the frame.
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Matthew Cox is a Philadelphia- based artist who embraces and joins a variety of media to produce several thematic series of work. A 2008 recipient of the Pew Charitable Trusts Fellowship in Painting, Cox studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York and Otis/Parsons in Los Angeles. He exhibits his work nationally and is featured in many prominent collections. He is represented by Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans [www.jonathanferraragallery.com], Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia [www.pentimenti.com] and Packer /Schopf Gallery in Chicago [www.aronpacker.com].
His contributions to Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure can be found here.