My element is Nitrogen.
- What are some things your element are used for?
Some things my element is used for is producing ammonia and fertilizers, and its used to manufacture nitric acid.
- How did you come up with the idea for your print?
I came up with the idea of my project by the fact that nitrogen is in all living things. That is were I got the idea for the earth part of my print. I also found out that the the word nitrogen means "burnt air". That is where I got the idea for the fire on half of the earth.
- What steps did you take from your idea for the print to the final print?
The first step of this project was to research a meaning behind the common idea of your element. It was very important for us not to pick the first idea that came into our mind. We picked three of our ideas and sketched then in our sketchbooks. Then we picked one and traced the good one onto a block. Then we cut out either the negative or positive space of our drawing. We then printed four prints with the carved block.
- What are your thoughts on the project?
I liked this project, except for the carving part. The carving was really hard to do. My favorite part was making the prints. This project taught me how to turn simple negative space drawings and make them into something bigger, like these prints. Before this quarter I didn't know much about negative space drawings. Now I have learned a lot and am very happy with my print.
- What would you do differently if you did this project again?
If I was going to do this project again, I would most likely of researched more and gone a bit farther behind the element to get my idea.
I came up with the idea because it is very radioactive and it is too dangerous for people to be around. Everyone knows that when you see this radioactive signs then you stay away from it.
I made some other prints, but those prints didn't really make since toward the point of the element. So the most efficient one was the radioactive symbol.
I think this project was very extensive. Only because this project was a combination of two classes. It was hard to try to think of ideas for your prints. It was harder to make the prints.
My design is a shield with two arrows crossing it. The arrows represent manganese's ability to fuse other elements, and the shield represents its durability. To take My project to the final print I redesigned the arrows to be double headed. so they point in all directions.
I personally like my final product, I feel the design transferred well and is interesting to look at.
If I did this project again I would have made my design smaller so that you could tell what is is more easily.
It is used for transportation, sheets, tube, castings packaging, construction (windows, building wire), cooking utensils street lighting poles and etc. I decided to do a picture of an angel because once aluminum became popular they decided to make the first statue of a angel in aluminum. When doing this project i started to just research this project to get ideas of pictures that i wanted to draw. After that i drew the picture transported it to the block and carved it out. I thought this project was really different but in all i thought that this project was really difficult and had so many steps so i didn't care for it to much.
If i did this project i would try to buy a folder for this because it a lot to hold on to and i would try to cut out the board safer.
This project was similar to the Negative space drawing because we had to choose what part of the drawing we wanted positive and negative. We had to carve out what we wanted to be positive and leave what we wanted to be negative
For the Printmaking project I chose to draw a Street light and Inside the street are LEDs which are made from Gallium Arsenide.
If I could do this again I would do a different print. The printing wasn't that hard but I didn't favor that part of the project
I came up with this print by thinking about a microwave, the letter “Y” and the number 39 since that is the number of it on the periodic table. Well the idea was just putting together a drawling that would match the element Yttrium. I really didn’t have any thoughts for the project. And I really wouldn’t do anything to change it because I like the project the way it is.
2. The element can be used for a heat agent its used, in sodium vapor lamps, to manufacture sodamide, and also used as table salt
3. I chose this print because it looked like salt in the air.
4. I made like a certain type of salt maker then salt in the air like the powder.
5. I think this project was fun and exciting but i didn't like that i cut my hands twice.
6. I would have chose a different type of print to draw.