The Big Sleuth

X-ray Ed

Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity and Wild in Art presented The Big Sleuth (Sleuth is the collective noun for a group of bears) in the summer of 2017 as a free public art trail across the city.

The bears were auctioned in October 2017 to raise vital funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.

X-ray Ed was selected, sponsored and then bought at auction by Aston Medical School. My design acknowledges that the first x-ray ever taken for clinical use in the UK was created in Birmingham by John Hall Edwards in 1896 at the General Hospital. This building now houses the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.