About the Element
Radon (atomic number: 86 and atomic weight: 222) is a naturally occurring radioactive gas created by the decay of uranium in water, soil or rock. Radon is a leading cause of lung cancer, second only to smoking.

About the Print
My print, inspired by nostalgic government agitprop, depicts a female silhouette with a gas mask, highlighted lungs and backed with the red and orange glowing rays radon emits in sub-freezing temperatures. This piece is a hand printed, three-color, reduction linoleum cut conveying the dangers of this toxic element.

About the Printmaker


by Kathleen Ochmanski

Symbol: Rn
Atomic number: 86
Atomic weight: 222