Chatty Cathy

(American, 1955-)
Image: 47.2 x 38.1 cm (18 9/16 x 15 in.); Paper: 55.9 x 43.3 cm (22 x 17 1/16 in.); Matted: 71.1 x 61 cm (28 x 24 in.)
© Kent Krugh
Location: not on view
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The Chatty Kathy doll "spoke" using an interior phonograph record driven by a metal coil wound by an exterior pull-string mechanism.


Kent Krugh’s work as a medical physicist provided him access to a linear accelerator. He placed the doll on top of x-ray film and bombarded it with high energy x-rays, then photographed its outside with a digital camera. The x-ray photogram and the digital photograph were combined in Photoshop to create an image that could not exist without photography.
Chatty Cathy

Chatty Cathy


Kent Krugh

(American, 1955-)
America, 21st century

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