Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Periodic Table Printmaking Project

The periodic table printmaking project is up at the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, so if you are in the Philly area please stop by. http://azuregrackle.com/periodictable/table/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/azuregrackle/4415192883/in/pool-periodictable http://www.flickr.com/groups/periodictable/ I worked on rutherfordium and did a monoprint with Caron d'Arche watercolor crayons. Experimental at best like rutherforduim, created by among other methods bombarding plutonium with neon. Since this is the stuff science fiction is made of, I made the print to look like a page from a 1950s comic book. Russian and American researchers both laid claim to the element which was called kirchutovium for a while by the Russians, until a truce was decided and both men honored. Anyway, this is not my best work but the table looks fabulous with it in.