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I'm an art teacher in Lexington KY. I enjoy using science in order to make art in unexpected ways. Sculpting with electronics, painting with a potato cannon and growing metal bismuth crystals are a few. I also enjoy teaching my own children science, which is how I got started with the bismuth crystals, actually.

My son and I decided to make a collection of the elements. We gathered as many as we could find from commercial items. It's amazing to see how everything in our sophisticated civilization is made up from the same basic building blocks, atoms. Bismuth, element 83, was a show stopper. Everything you see in my shop is a result of my never-ending fascination with this magical element.

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  • Born on April 1
  • Joined February 10, 2012

Favorite materials

Bismuth, sterling silver, copper, oil paint, graphite, wood, electronics, high voltage plasma, potato cannons, tempera, wax, clay, bronze

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Element83
Bismuth Crystals and Jewelry

About

I'm an art teacher in Lexington KY. I enjoy using science in order to make art in unexpected ways. Sculpting with electronics, painting with a potato cannon and growing metal bismuth crystals are a few. I also enjoy teaching my own children science, which is how I got started with the bismuth crystals, actually.

My son and I decided to make a collection of the elements. We gathered as many as we could find from commercial items. It's amazing to see how everything in our sophisticated civilization is made up from the same basic building blocks, atoms. Bismuth, element 83, was a show stopper. Everything you see in my shop is a result of my never-ending fascination with this magical element.

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