Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tungsten (Periodic Table Printmaking Project)
Artist: Viza Arlington
Moku-Hanga (Japanese method woodcut)
sumi ink and red watercolor for my chop mark on Rives BFK paper
paper size 7X7
This print was created for the Periodic Table Printmaking Project
Tungsten (Swedish tung sten meaning "heavy stone"), even though the current name for the element in Swedish is wolfram (sometimes spelled in Swedish as volfram), from the denomination volf rahm by Wallerius in 1747, translated from the description by Agricola in 1546 as Lupi spuma, meaning "wolf's froth" after the way tin is eaten up like a wolf after sheep in the process of its extraction.