Oxygen holds up life
My element is oxygen and its atomic number is 8. Oxygen is a gas which although it sounds silly, was discovered in 1772 by Joseph priestly. Oxygen lets us breathe, is the backbone to evolution, and it helps keep long lasting fires. All of these things are interesting, but what my print is based off of is that oxygen holds up life itself. Think of everything that I just said oxygen does, and it will become obvious that oxygen is holding energy and life. I wanted to acknowledge this by making both the periodic number for oxygen(O), and it's atomic number(8) in a position where it looks like it is holding up the earth. I also do understand that there are many other elements that are necessities to these things, but I am simply stating that oxygen is a very big factor in life and energy.
I also had many other ideas like making a print of a lizard growing into a dinosaur, because there was an insane amount of oxygen in prehistoric times, which let lizards grow into dinosaurs. I also thought of doing something with fire, but I thought that that would be very bland and boring, just because oxygen makes fire last long. Because of these reasons, I decided to go with my design. One thing that I wished I did was make it more obvious that oxygen is the backbone by drawing a spine or even simply positioning the period symbol and atomic number better. Making this print was very fun and it opened up my mind to all that elements do.
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