I challenged myself to turn a piece of aluminum into embellishment for a quilt. After treasure hunting in my dad’s garage, I cut, sanded, drilled, gilded and glittered to create focal points for this piece.
detail of Aluminum
This quilt represents osmium, used to make filaments for light bulbs. For me, a light inspires curiosity, problem solving, study and opening a door. The quilt was created on New Year’s Day, and also portrays my hopes and dreams for 2011.
This Little Light
Majolica is an Italian style of pottery. Thanks to boron, the pots become more colorful and beautiful with the addition of boron’s brilliant crystals.
Winter is a comin’! The Frosting Faerie will soon be here to work her magic.
close-up of silver
My nephew Sean’s wedding ring is made from tungsten. I loved the design carved into the ring and decided to use it to represent this element.
Copernicus was excommunicated by the church because his theory of the solar system revolving around the sun horrified the powers that be. Copernecium is represented by my interpretation of the planets.
Radon is a naturally occurring element.
I look at it as a gift from Mother Nature. Radon is used to make the gold seeds for treating prostrate cancer.