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...