How often do you visit a doctor for x-ray’s or lets go the other way around, when was the last time you had to take x-ray of your body? Don’t recollect right!!That’s because it’s not in the list of those memories that you would cherish about. X-ray or radiography has been used as a very effective way of looking at the bones and can be used to help detect a range of conditions. X-rays are usually carried out in hospital X-ray departments, but here’s an unusual artist who uses x-ray to another level by using it as a canvas to portray her artistic skills.
Meet Maria Theodora Dimaki a Painter, print maker, writer-poet, Psychiatrist MD, PhD forensic psychiatrists and academic in Glasgow, Edinburgh who loves ETCHING on X-RAYs. Inspired by the art of the realism of medical images. Her works are in private collections and at the offices of LUCC (Local Union of Municipalities and Communities) N . Larissa and in MUMEDI museums (Mexico), Yoshkar-Ola National Museum of Fine Arts ( Russia), Atelier d’Alexandrie (Egypt), Museum of Contemporary Art CAM (Contemporary Art Museum) in Casoria, Naples, Italy and along with it she’s also a founding member of the art group Terminal.
She explains her art as “capturing the sense, the sentiment, the soul, the Truth. X-ray as a “snapshot of matter” and Etching as “storytelling”.
Maria Theodora Dimaki work has been showcased in a numerous exhibitions and currently she’s taken part in the ART-ATHINA, International Contemporary Art, Athens, beginning from 26-29 May 2016.