My work now explores the idea of the Earth itself ... the Earth's elements. Going back to the earliest science, these elements were integrated into ideas of philosophy and knowledge of the visible planets. I’ve been reading about Alchemy. The seven known elements of the ancient world (lead, tin, iron, copper, mercury, silver and gold) related to the seven planets (Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Moon and Sun). These elements were known as the Planetary Metals. The paintings incorporate alchemical symbols as well as the periodic table designation.
Earth: the elements