Elements Collage by Steve McPherson

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Collage: Plastic on Aluminium.

'Elements' - is more playful and poetical experimentation in developing ideas outside of the purely infographic. The main chemical elements for life, on our planet in our universe, the CHON or CHNOPS chemicals: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen, (adding Phosphorous, Sulphur to make the six), are represented by circular CPK colours, and move between themselves, are intertwined, and shift from one state to another. Intersecting through the whole - is the human construct element, represented by the red rectangle. This less organic shape cuts through these chemical elements, to suggest our continual impact and pressure on all of those organisms, and constructs we create of the things that we call elements, chemical, earth, universe, sky etc.

CPK colouring In chemistry, the CPK colouring is a convention for distinguishing atoms of different chemical elements in molecular models (these are mainly produced in plastics), and the colours I have used in Elements are the most common plastic colours I find on the beach.

Black= Carbon
White = Hydrogen
Blue = Nitrogen
Red= Oxygen
Orange= Phosphorous
Yellow = Sulphur






Steve McPherson

United Kingdom


Size: 40.6 W x 40.6 H x 2.7 in

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