Thursday, January 31, 2008

Never was any good at chemistry but...

I took one chemistry class in high school and I can't really say that I enjoyed it. I learned more about my friends, Doug and Kris, chatting at the back of the class than about the elements in the periodic chart.

Yet, here I am 25 years later (AAAAACK!), trying to make the most of a couple of the elements on that chart. Etsy printmaker Jenn of azuregrackle put together a project assembling the work of 96 different printmakers from around the world, with their interpretations of the elements.

You can see the whole incredible table here: http://azuregrackle.com/periodictable/table/
I'm proud to say that I did two elements (eep!), Magnesium (12) and Argon (18).

I was rather terrified to participate initially because I figured my skills in carving were pretty basic compared to the crazy talent of the other printmakers. I was right. Oh well, I did my best and was happy with what I came up with and the project as a whole is all the more interesting with the variety of ideas and prints. I am surrounded by beautiful work in this chart. Go ahead, click on that link above and have another look...

The project has been noticed too, featured on Neatorama a few days ago, and yesterday on BoingBoing!

4 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

chemistry, like math, makes my eyes glaze over....too bad there wasn't an interesting chart like this when I was in school.....
congrats on having two of yours on the chart, and double-congrats on the two features!

Contrariwise said...

This project is so cool.

On a similar topic, I found this by an Etsy artist:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kittenspawn/2231074849/in/pool-628513@N20/?addedcomment=1#comment72157603829570781

Isn't it great!

Jenn said...

Hi Sandra -

I love your two prints! They look great on the periodic table. Thanks again for participating.

Jenn
azuregrackle.com

tatsuko said...

You're too kind :) thanks for commenting, Jenn. Congrats on such a great project!