Sunday, June 24, 2007

'Nitrogen', woodcut using Graphic Chemical process black on kozo paper/'Nitrogeno', grabado en madera con tinta Graphic Chemical process black en papel kozo.

'Nitrogen' was my contribution for the 2007 Periodic Table of Elements Printmaking Project. The requirements were a 6" square print using the element's letter and number. Nitrogen is N and 7. In researching I initially wanted to deal with diving (as a former scuba instructor) and the effects on the body of nitrogen under pressure... but discovered nitrogen is found in all living things and thus changed the focus of my print.

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'Nitrogeno' fue mi contribucion para el Proyecto de Grabado de la Tabla Periodica de Elementos 2007. Los requisitos era un grabado tamano 15cm cuadrado usando la letra y el numero del elemento. Nitrogeno es N y 7. Inicialmente quise un tema que trataba de buzear (como soy maestra de buzeo jubilada) y los efectos de nitrogeno baja presion en el cuerpo... pero descubri que el nitrogeno esta presente en todo que vive y entonces cambie el foco de mi grabado.

7 comments:

vivien said...

this is gorgeous! I love the balance of black and white and the way you've woven the elements together :)

Diane Cutter said...

Thanks, Vivien... It was a challenge but I wanted to keep it black and white because the surrounding elements on the chart were mostly in color.

Annie B said...

Beautiful! Strong and clean, nice design.

drb said...

Thanks for linking the table of elements print making project -- I hadn't run across that yet.

Anita said...

I love this! I hope you are going to do all the letters. I am looking for an "M" - hint hint!

LynClay said...

That would make a great series, doing all the letters of the alphabet...Diane this is so creative and looks great!!

Diane Cutter said...

Annie... I was pleased with how this one came out. Originally I wanted to do something with the effect of nitrogen on the body under pressure (thinking of my days as a PADI scuba master instructor), but I just couldn't reconcile the narrowness of that with how huge nitrogen is.

DRB... I am thrilled to be involved in this project. All the prints are gorgeous!

Anita and Lynnie... Until you mentioned 'alphabet' I hadn't considered that... but my N is done! Now only another few letters to go...