Elements: A Love Letter to the Stuff of the World
Project Description: New Artist Book:
This book has been successfully crowdfunded as of Dec 14 2018! And is the process of being printed. It will be ready in May 2019. Be the first to know when and where you can get yours by signing up here.
This book will include two sets of drawings - 93+ each - paired with an intimate, sensual collection of the tangible, knowable stuff of each naturally occurring element of the periodic table. It is a reference book and introduction to the first hand experience of the elements, as well as a book of drawings, and it's about our inseparability with everything.
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, I've 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....in a sense, un-siloing this information from Science, to yours.
Like the first two books, I build the book through crowdfunding so I connect with the community that cares about it. Also, this way I print what people reserve and any more than I can depending on money that is raised.
Learn when the book'll be ready here. Please contact me with questions, thoughts and ideas.
Below is a film of a slideshow I gave at Nerd Nite in Ann Arbor on the process of making this book. It's about 20 minutes, and has an audio track. Enjoy!