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An artist's book about the Elements of the Periodic Table
and our inherent inseparability from everything.
An artist's book about the Elements of the Periodic Table and our inherent inseparability from everything.
110 backers pledged $7,653 to help bring this project to life.

Just keepin' you posted - 6 Days Left, 226% + An Element Sketch

Posted by Hannah Burr (Creator)
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We have six days left in the campaign and are currently at 226% of the original $3000 goal with 90 backers. We have raised $6,789 toward the printing of this book! Some high points:

  • Three people that I’ve never met have backed at the highest tier of $500, to my amazement.
  • I was interviewed for a live radio show in San Francisco called Folk Law Radio (not published yet but soon!) by a really nice guy named Daniel Everett. We had fun.
  • I learned this past week that the wonderful Ann Arbor Library’s non-profit 5th Avenue Press is going to take the book on by providing editing, design and fact checking, publicity and the creation of an e-book!! Your backing helped convince the publishing team to take this project on: Thank you. (They do not cover printing costs FYI).

I’ve had some fantastic conversations with people about this book, and I’m finding I get asked some questions no one has previously ever asked me, about chemical properties, or to explain quantum theory, or what existed before the Big Bang. I find this funny - I’m reminded of being asked about recreational drugs in high school as if I had taken them. I was just a little odd was all. In this instance, I’m more curious than knowledgeable, making the book so I get to have a handy reference too!

Over the past three weeks, as all of you have spread the word about this book project, the Elements book has been tagged and mentioned in emails and posts. I’ve always found it illuminating to hear my projects described in other people’s words, and this time has been no exception. Here’s a little of what you’ve shared:

“a meditation on our origins, and our connectedness to the world.”…“her first 2 books…are lovely, nourishing little meditative oases.” -K.Lund

"Hannah Burr has mapped out, in color and language, the appearance of the elements in the mundane stuff of our lives. The effect is both scientifically precise and spiritually generous; people of any religious persuasion (or none) should enjoy this study of interconnectedness."- L.Thomas

"Artist Hannah Burr makes these incredible little books. I keep her "Contemporary Prayers to [Whatever Works]" at hand, and it has ushered me through some difficult moments. Now she's making a new book!! What fun!! I...GO GET ON THIS BOOK BUS!! If Hannah's at the wheel, it's headed for greatness!"-S.R.Sharp: Art Writer Detroit.

"It's a stunningly illustrated laymen's compendium of the elements, where they came from, and where they are found, from parsnips to magic birthday candles to meteorites (magnesium).  It's playful and accessible and beautiful.  It also manages to seamlessly connect science, art and spirituality in a way that kind of knocks my socks off. " - J.Burr

“abstract and concrete and comforting and mind-expanding all at once”…“Hannah Burr makes gorgeous, thought-provoking, practical, mystical books/art as books/ books as art.” - J. Margo

“both beautifully unique and informative. If anyone on your holiday shopping list is interested in art, chemistry, and the natural world, check it out!”…M. Risberg

THANKS GUYS

We have six days to go - if you planned to back, please be sure to do so!

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SODIUM: In bubble bath, stars, the fluid outside of all of your cells, airbags, the sun, blood, de-icer, and fizzy drinks, not to mention all forms of salt.
SODIUM: In bubble bath, stars, the fluid outside of all of your cells, airbags, the sun, blood, de-icer, and fizzy drinks, not to mention all forms of salt.

The more we raise, the more I can wow you with the final product in high quality binding, paper and print quality. 

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