MacKomics Studio

785-840-7940

2211 Tennessee St. Lawrence, KS 66046

©2019 by Liza MacKinnon

FORMIDABLE WOMEN/MARIE CURIE

MARIE SKŁODOWSKA CURIE

Marie Curie was a Polish physicist and chemist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  She won the Nobel prize for both Physics and Chemistry.  She died from poisoning from the elements she discovered and worked with: Polonium and Radium.  

Interesting note:

Regarded as national and scientific treasures, Curie’s laboratory notebooks are stored in lead-lined boxes at France’s Bibliotheque National in Paris. 

For more information about her work and her life, please click on her Wikipedia page or check out this wonderful graphic novel at the Lawrence Public Library.

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MARIE CURIE SCULPTURE

I first learned about Marie Curie and her daughter running around in WWI with her mobile X-Ray units (Les petites curies) from the Science Fiction show "Timeless".  It is estimated she saved approximately one million soldiers since shrapnel locations could be identified PRIOR to exploratory incisions.

Therefore this sculpture is made from X-Ray film found on Ebay and trimmed with beautiful black rice paper patterned with chemistry equations.  $400