About the Element
Molybdenum, (from the Greek meaning "lead-like"), is a chemical element in the periodic table with the symbol Mo and atomic number 42. It has the sixth highest melting point of any element, and for this reason it is often used in high-strength steel alloys.The ability of molybdenum to withstand extreme temperatures without significantly expanding or softening make it useful in applications that involve intense heat, including aircraft parts, electrical contacts, industrial motors, and filaments . It is also used to make large weapons, such as these anti-aircraft guns depicted in my print, the battleship USS Missouri fondly known as the "Mighty Mo". (I couldn't resist).

About the Print
A linocut, printed with black Daniel Smith water-soluble relief ink, then hand-colored with colored pencils on Mulberry paper.

About the Printmaker


by Terry Peart

Symbol: Mo
Atomic number: 42
Atomic weight: 95.94