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