Antimony

Antimony (Sb) – #51

By Karla Rose Hanson

When this metal is added to lead and tin, it creates an alloy that can be poured into molds to create crisp, hard, reusable letter forms for printing – a little invention that Johann Gutenberg liked to call movable type. I created this piece by doing a rubbing of my children’s wooden blocks with Shiva paintstiks to look like lines of type and using some fabrics with a metallic feel.

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