My STEAM project focused on the objective: identify the four most abundant elements in the body. Since we are all made of the same basic elements (in order of abundance: Oxygen, Carbon, Hydrogen, and Nitrogen), I wanted my digital art piece to ask the question— what are you are made of? What are you doing with your set of elements? Are you achieving your potential, or are you not yet making the most of substances you have been endowed?
I chose to depict this using two figures. One figure is not yet who they have the potential to be, and their carbon makeup is portrayed as mere graphite. The other figure, perhaps a promising reflection of the first, is making the most of who they are and their carbon makeup is portrayed as dazzling diamonds. Since oxygen, hydrogen, and nitrogen all form colorless gasses in their elemental forms they are depicted by the empty space in the bodies of the two figures. I tried to keep the ratio of carbon to empty space in each figure somewhat akin to the abundance ratios of the elements themselves, but carbon’s influence may be slightly exaggerated (artistic license and all 😉 )
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