Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Community Gallery, First Floor
Dramatic x-ray photos of flowers by Dr. Merrill Raikes of Conway, Massachusetts. Dr. Raikes spent 30 years looking at black and white images as a radiologist. Since he retired, he has been creating fine art by combining his interest in black and white photography, love of flowers and expertise in radiology.
The ethereal images Raikes creates through the x-ray process illustrate both the strength and fragility of flowers and reveal the complexity of structure that cannot be captured with traditional photography. Many of the photos in the exhibition have won awards, been published, exhibited and included in corporate collections.