Description This is a CT scan of a package of creme-filled chocolate cupcakes. In the usual radiologyart technique, the scan was performed without opening the package so that everything could be revealed. The plastic container is seen in purple. The characteristic loop pattern of icing is clearly visible on top as is the chocolate frosting (in yellow). The chocolate cake is visualized here in green, and finally, the creme filling is seen as nearly perfect little blue spheres. This is a surprising result and warrants further conjecture as to how these little worlds of creme are created. Just a hint of the plastic package is seen at either end as linear clouds of pink. This is where the plastic has been made slightly denser by fusing the ends of the package, and allowing it to be more easily differentiated from the surrounding air in the scan.
Satre Stuelke, Severna Park, MD Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement Satre Stuelke MD MFA has shown his work across the globe in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions and has also sold work through Sotheby's ArtLink. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Guardian (UK), NBC's Today Show, and ABC news, among many others. He has an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MD from Cornell. Satre is offering fine art prints of his work from his latest project through imagekind at a drastically reduced price compared to his museum-quality signed originals, which are available through radiologyart.com.
METHODS Satre acquires the images with a CT scanner that is used for research. Colors are assigned based on the varying densities of materials present throughout the object, and black or white backgrounds are chosen as appropriate.