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Calcium

Jonathan McHugh

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When I began looking into Calcium as an element I discovered that it is apparently thought to be a cause of migraine headaches, which I've suffered badly from in the past. Migraines begin with a pretty unsettling visual disturbance and culminate in a pretty unsettling thumping headache, so I simply tried to create a jarring image in response to that skull-jarring sensation (almost giving myself a migraine in the process).

http://beepencil.com/

Limited Edition Digital Print - 50cm x 50cm

Xenon

Chris Judge

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I chose Xenon as my element for the Elements show as I had an idea that it was Xenon gas that was used in Neon until someone pointed out that Neon is used in Neon. After doing some research on this noble gas I discovered that there are deep sea creatures known as Xenon Bulb Fish so called because of their remarkable likeness to the common Xenon Bulbs used in IMAX film projectors and drew my own interpretation of the fish.

http://chrisjudge.4ormat.com/

Limited Edition Digital Print - 50cm x 50cm

Arsenic

Adrienne Geoghegan

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Neon

Aidan Kelly

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Framed Photograph of Neon

http://www.aidan-kelly.com/

50cm x 70cm

Uranium

Alé Mercado

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Alé Mercado is a talented advocate of a powerful and edgy style of illustration which is emerging from the underground art scene. Alé’s work is very graphic and has a strong, dark and witty style that fits into the rock/marginal/lifestyle genres. In his 20-year career as a graphic designer and illustrator, Alé’s work has been used extensively by Government agencies and event organisers. His designs and illustrations are created digitally while retaining the expression of traditional media, namely pen and ink, screen printing and woodcutting."

On the piece: "When humans first noticed they could create fire, they probably felt frightened by that new source of power (in the widest sense of the word) that sometimes they could not control. That didn't stop them using fire and ultimately transformed their lives, allowing them to create civilizations and step out of the darkness... The same will happen with Nuclear Power once politics and narrow-mindedness get out of the way."

http://www.alemercado.com/

Limited Edition Digital Print - 50cm x 50cm

Strontium

Asbestos

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Strontium by Asbestos

http://www.theartofasbestos.com/

Painting on wood - 50cm x 50cm

Bren B - Silver

Silver

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Silver by Bren B

http://www.brenb.net

Limited Edition Digital Print - 50cm x 50cm

Vanadium

Brian Gough

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Vanadium by Brian Gough

http://www.briangough.ie/

Limited Edition Digital Print - 50cm x 50cm

Gold

Colin Hart

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The shot was taken on the site of a gold exploration project 10 miles outside the town of Quinchia, Colombia. Hundreds of locals, packs of dogs and some schools are being relocated for the find through a new social and environmental mining method. This local boy was playing in the school ground, when I talked to him I found out that had graffitied the dog with a marker so that he wouldn't lose the little guy in the move.

http://weecheekysneaky.com/

Limited Edition Digital Print - 50cm x 50cm

Sulphur

Danielle O'Connell

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Sulphur by Danielle O'Connell

www.danzerdesign.com

Framed Mixed Media - 50cm x 50cm

Neon

Declan Greaney

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Neon by Declan Greaney

Acrylic on Canvas - 50cm x 50cm

Caesium

Emma Wilson

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Caesium by Emma Wilson www.emmawilsondesign.com Limited Edition Mounted Digital Print - 50cm x 50cm

Table

Fergal Brennan

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Periodic Table by Fergal Brennan

www.mynameisfergal.com

Limited edition digital print (84 x 60 cm)

Nickel

Fergus O'Neill

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5cent soda! just like you use to get at the old soda stand… in the 1950’s… in America. In this piece I’ve given you an actual Euro 5cent piece magically turned into an actual nickel by the powers of alchemy and science. The bottle is also removable so you can really pretend to ‘slake that thirst’.

Fergus O’Neill is www.makingthingslookbetter.com

Framed Limited Edition Digital Print - 50cm x 50cm

Table

Gavin Beattie

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“On the wall above the blackboard in Chemistry class at school hung a large print of the Periodic Table. Not being the most Chemistry-inclined of students my eye would wander to this chart and I would proceed to mentally re-arrange the letters of the Elements into different words. This exhibition presented the opportunity to realise my schoolboy mental game and what better form for it to take than Scrabble?

I printed out a copy of the table, cut out each individual element and commandeered the kitchen table for three days playing Elemental Scrabble. I would appeal to any Scrabble fans not to scrutinise my spelling too closely.”

Gavin Beattie is a designer/illustrator/screenprint artist based in Wicklow. He writes the occassional post at www.gavinbeattie.com/blog and is co-founder of print collective Tiny Little Horse (www.tinylittlehorse.com).

Limited edition digital print - 50cm x 50cm

Radium

Joven Korekes

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Radium by Joven Korekes

www.jovenk.com

Lightbox - 50cm x 50cm

Carbon

Keith Walsh

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Title: future present past
CARBON:  Inspired the opening of the Primo Levi's short story "Carbon", from his book The Periodic Table.
 
"So it happens, therefore, that every element says something to someone like the mountain valleys or beaches visited in youth.
One must make an exception for carbon, because it says everything to everyone, that is, it is not specific"

http://www.keithwalsh.com/

Collage on canvas - 50cm x 50cm

Limited Edition Digital Print also available here - 50cm x 50cm - €72

Copper

Kevin McSherry

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Copper by Kevin McSherry

www.mcsherry.ie

Sculpture

 

COBALT, Co

Made for you by Arms

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Cobalt by Made for you by arms

http://www.madeforyoubyarms.com/

Sculpture

Lead

Mark Wickham

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Boiling metal in my neighbour’s kitchen was my first introduction to alchemy. We may have merely been moulding weights for hook-and-line related pursuits, but unbeknownst to us, this simple scientific process was the base ingredient of 19th century Japanese-style face whitening foundation.Venetian ceruse gave birth to a toxic cosmetic regime that inevitably lead to a loss of teeth, yellowing of skin and most drastically - death. Lead us pray.

http://www.markwickham.org/

Limited Edition Digital Print - 50cm x 50cm

Cobalt

Matt Griffin

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The name 'cobalt' comes from the original German name 'kobold ore' which means 'goblin ore'. Apparently when smelted by early german miners it turned to arsenic and killed said smelters. So it had a nasty reputation. And in it's un-messed-with state it's a metallic grey. And of course cobalt is used to make stuff blue. So, a blue goblin hand forming from a grey metal and agressively reaching out was the obvious choice really. I think.

www.matthewgriffin.com

Limited edition of 3 digital print - 50cm x 50cm

Manganese

Niamh Harte

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I work predominantly with clay, exploring the structural and textural capabilities of the medium.  
This wall sculpture is made of and about the transition metal element Manganese (Mn).  The centre of the piece represents the beautiful symmetry that is the electron shell –the orbit of the electrons around the atom nucleus.  Manganese is found as a free element in the Earth’s crust, so I’ve contrasted the scientific view of the element with the energy and textures of rock formations.  

This piece was constructed using stoneware clay, textured on the potter’s wheel, and hand-built.  Manganese dioxide in powdered form was applied to the surface and fused to the clay in a kiln firing to 1260°C 

Ceramic - 50cm x 50cm

 

Potassium

Peter Donnelly

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From his North Dublin laboratory, Peter Donnelly creates award winning images for Advertising agencies, Children's books and Animation companies. North Dublin was an exciting place to grow up in the 1980s. 'Roadside Chemistry' was regular lunch break entertainment. Potassium and a water drain being the order of this particular experiment. We learned fast the properties of certain elements.

www.donnellyillustration.com

Limited Edition Digital Print - 50cm x 50cm

Gold

Peter Evers

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Gold by Peter Evers

www.peterevers.ie

Limited Edition Digital Print - 50cm x 50cm

 

Tin

Rich Gilligan

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This photograph was taken at the end of the hottest day of the year Philadelphia had experienced last June. It was taken at a renegade skatepark beneath the FDR freeway and is part of a new project I am currently working on about the people and architecture of D.I.Y skateboard spots worldwide.Growing up skateboarding led me to discovering photography so it feels really right after all this time to be back documenting a subculture that was essentially my first real subject matter. The element assigned to me was “Tin” for the exhibition so I immediately thought of this punk girls cold tin of Colt 45.

http://www.richgilligan.com/

Limited Edition Digital Print - 50cm x 50cm

Iron

Ruza Leko

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Iron by Ruza Leko

www.ruzaleko.com

Limited Edition Digital Print - 50cm x 50cm

 

Copper

Sean Hillen

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Sean Hillen celebrates copper’s amazing usefulness, when made into wire and wound in a coil, in converting magnetic fields and electric current. His interest was piqued by Neolithic stone spheres found with grooves laboriously cut in geometric patterns, but which have no known purpose, “I felt it looked like they were designed to have coils of wire wound in the grooves” says Hillen, “and that that would have some function.” “But I couldn’t see exactly what. Then at a meeting of an art/science group, I showed it to a young physicist, and he said “Of course, it’s a motor”. And I hadn’t realised it.” So for this show I’ve made an “Experimental Stone-Age Motor”, and though mine can’t drive itself yet, I think I will get it to work.

http://www.seanhillen.com/

Copper, Marble and Metal Sculpture

Hydrogen

Shaun O'Boyle

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Hydrogen was the first element to exist, and was the precursor to all other elements. I created the image using ASCII art, which uses the 95 printable characters from the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII). I chose this now vintage system as it is such a basic yet effective way to create an image. When viewed from a distance, it represents the explosion of a Hydrogen bomb which is (unfortunately) one of the most iconic things we have managed to do with this, the first element.

Shaun is a scientist who dabbles in illustration. He works at Science Gallery and designed their 2010 range of Christmas cards.

www.shaunoboyle.org

Limited Edition Digital Print - 50cm x 50cm

Gold

Sheena Meagher

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Gold* Title AU79

Media Ink and 23.5 carat gold on stretched box canvas. Numbered limited series of originals 79 number in total. Proportions used based on the Golden Section, used in architectural designs, found throughout nature, the Fibonacci Series, and the Golden Triangle 72°, 72°, 36°. I wanted a clear, symbolic image where gold is dominant. For the title I included a splash of gold as gold is found everywhere, including tiny quantities in seawater.

About the artist;
Sheena Meagher practised and lectured in architecture and conservation before moving to paint full time in 2002. Arts awards include the International Artists Residency between the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Monaghan and the Djerassi Artists Residence, California. Her work has been shown at the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland,Trinity College Dublin and at the 411 Galleries in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Beijing.

http://www.sheenameagher.com/

Limited Edition of 79 Ink and Gold Leaf on Canvas - 50cm x 50cm

Iodine

Stephen Ledwidge

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Iodine by Stephen Ledwidge

http://www.stephenledwidge.com/

Limited Edition Digital Print - 50cm x 50cm

Krypton

Steve Simpson

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When I was asked to contribute a piece for Science Gallery's Elements micro show there was really only one element I wanted to work on. 

It had to be Krypton.

As an illustrator the iconic image of superman struggling against a lump of kryptonite, the rock form of the radioactive element found on Superman's home planet of Krypton, immediately sprang to mind. I based the image on a famous 50s comic strip panel of Superman and his achilles heel.

http://stevesimpson.com/

Mounted Digital Print on Canvas - 50cm x 50cm

Helium

Unthink

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Helium by Unthink

http://www.unthink.ie/

Mixed Media - 50cm x 50cm

Sodium

Will St Leger

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Sodium by Will St Leger

Paint on Canvas

Price On Application

Zirconium

Conor Courtney

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Zirconium Structure on Board

Calcium

Jonathan McHugh

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When I began looking into Calcium as an element I discovered that it is apparently thought to be a cause of migraine headaches, which I've suffered badly from in the past. Migraines begin with a pretty unsettling visual disturbance and culminate in a pretty unsettling thumping headache, so I simply tried to create a jarring image in response to that skull-jarring sensation (almost giving myself a migraine in the process).

http://beepencil.com/

Limited Edition Digital Print - 50cm x 50cm