This book - currently in development- is a drawing series paired with an intimate, sensual collection of the tangible, knowable stuff of each naturally occurring element in the periodic table. All drawings are made with graphite and black ink- out of carbon, like us, our food, and our planet. I've approached the text as found poetry, as a beginner and an artist, with an interest in direct experience, openly and with no prior knowledge or training.
Discovering the collective knowledge and tangibility of the elements opens up a basic dimension of the world, body and being alive. As I explored I kept thinking, 'Where have I been this whole time?!?! How have I missed this?!'
From other people's research and common sources, Iíve gathered phrases about each element that relate to the senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, and where the element shows up in 'stuff' and in physical places, how it interacts with air, water and fire.
I have avoided referencing mathematical and molecular formulas, references to science bigwigs, or special equipment....
Please contact me to be included in further news on the books development! Slated to come out in 2018.