About the Element

About the Print
I carved the background for this print from soft rubber and printed it on handmade waffle paper. Seaborgium was discovered in the 70's and only appears in paticle accelerators or in the cores of super hot stars. I had trouble coming up with imagery until I stumbled upon some models of valence shells showing the habits of the orbits going haywire under harsh conditions. Since Seaborgium only appears during harsh conditions in a particle accelerator or star, I picked a few that fell within its valence range. I had no idea whether or not they actually assume this appearance as I am not an atomic physicist but I'd imagine they wouldn't look like your ordinary atom!

About the Printmaker


by Lana Lambert

see also: Zinc

Symbol: Sg
Atomic number: 106
Atomic weight: 266