Two things came to mind when I first thought of our new topic- design elements and chemical elements. The scientific side of me kept taking over as I mulled the exciting possibilities – gold, silver, cobalt, copper, iron. I had many pictures swirling around in my head. Why, I’m not entirely sure, but I googled the periodic table and realized there were many strange elements I had forgotten-molybdenum, lawrencium, americium, germanium. Ha, that last one sounded interesting. An element named after
? Drop an m and you have geranium. Geranium – Now wouldn’t that be a beautiful
element and thus I envisioned this modified version. Germany
I found a drawing of a geranium by Inge Jacobsen which I modified a bit, then printed a copy and traced onto fabric. I painted the geranium flower and leaves and then fused it to my background fabric, which reminded me of atomic particles. I fused the symbol and atomic number to the piece and then machine quilted the atomic particles to complete my depiction of this fictitious member of the table.