Skiagraphics: X-ray Images of Nature

On Display March 13 to June 6, 2015

Skia: Shadow
Graph: Drawing

The latest exhibit to grace The Great Hall is Skiagraphics, featuring X-ray art by Mayo Clinic trianed radiologist Dr. André Bruwer.  Taking objects from the natural world, Dr. Bruwer gives you a whole new perspective by capturing intricacies and shadows that cannot be perceived by the naked eye.

"His X-ray reliefs of shells, stems, buds and blossoms possess a stark, almost unsettling beauty - unsettling when you consider that this is the same technology used to reveal malignant tumors and shattered bones," writes Jeff Bell in Advance, a journal for medical professionals.

The Bakken is excited to present to you these beautiful images that represent a delicate blend of art, technology and the unseen. For a preview of the images that will be on display, please visit

Prints included in this exhibit:

California Poppies • Canterbury Bells • Christmas Bells • Dill • Flower and Leaves of Magnolia Grandiflora • Freesia • Ginkgo Leaves • Golden Spider Lily • Grass (Bromus ciliatus) • Sacred Datura • Saguaro Thorn Cluster • Single Floret of Yellow Bird of Paradise • Snake’s Head Lily • Stargazer Lily • Sweet Peas • Tulips • Two Roses • Water Lily