Ocean Lakes High School, Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.A.
Vanadium: The design in the center is an industrialized shape that contains forms representing surgical syringes, tools, and a tire from the Ford Model T (in which vanadium was used). The color scheme reflects vanadium’s silver-blue hue, and the patterns on the side represent its structural patterns. The element’s name and atomic number are clearly represented; however, the element symbol (V) is formed by shape, rather than a literal character, and serves as the backdrop of the composition. In all, the colors, forms, and the lines of the composition combine to portray vanadium in a dominated and industrialized way.
Artwork by Josh Mann. Teacher: Heather Green, Ocean Lakes High School, Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.A.
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* Haynes, W. M. (2011). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 91st edition: http://www.hbcponline.com/ Retrieved April 7, 2011
± Winter, M. (2010). Home of the Periodic Table. Retrieved April 8, 2011, from Web Elements: http://www.webelements.com/