About the Element
I chose the element, Boron, because it was one of the first elements on the periodic table. I knew nothing about it, and, frankly, don't think there should be much excitement over it. It is an ingredient in emergency flares, and has other pyrotechnic uses as well. It gives off a green light when burned.

About the Print
I employed a monoprint technique, cutting stencils to label the B and the 5 in the print.

About the Printmaker


by Miles Histand

Symbol: B
Atomic number: 5
Atomic weight: 10.811