About the Element
Ununoctium (Uuo) was first produced in experiments in Dubna, Russia in 2002 and again in 2005 by colliding a beam of Calcium (Ca) at Californium (Cf), Ununoctium being the result. Only a few atoms of the element have been produced. It is presumed to be a radioactive, colourless gas. Visions of pleasantly mad scientists smashing atoms together to see what happens is what comes to mind.

About the Print
I began this piece as a multi-block woodcut using water based ink but grew frustrated and switched to linoleum and etching ink. What a relief. A simple design and a fun exercise.

About the Printmaker
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Adventures in Relief

Ununoctium
by Peggy Koenig

Symbol: Uuo
Atomic number: 118
Atomic weight: 294