About the Element
Berkelium is a radioactive rare earth metal, named after the University of California at Berkeley (USA). Apparently, berkelium tends to accumulate in the skeletal system. It is of no commercial importance and only a few of its compounds are known. From webelements.com

Aspects that immediately struck me about Berkelium and formed the basis for this piece included, "Berkeley CA USA", "radioactive", "skeleton" and "oxidation = patina".

About the Print
Collograph on natural paper, 6x6 inches.

About the Printmaker

by Marie Anakee

Symbol: Bk
Atomic number: 97
Atomic weight: 247