Periodic Table project
These are my two linocuts for the Periodic Table Printmaking project. It's being organized by Azure Grackle. Printmakers were asked to pick a element from the periodic table, and make a print. The only restrictions are the size (6x6"), and that the symbol and atomic number had to be present.
I chose Carbon because I was teaching about the carbon cycle at the time the project was announced, and I think global warming and climate change are the big issues of our time. Annie Bisset has also made prints that address the issue of climate change, and it's a difficult topic to encapsulate in a single image. I decided to focus on human impacts - driving, flying and deforestation.
Bohrium is a synthetic element named for Niels Bohr. Having drawn innumerable Bohr diagrams of atoms, the image of a Bohr diagram as a halo came immediately to mind.