My work now explores the idea of the Earth itself ... the Earth's elements. Going back to the earliest science, these elements were integrated into ideas of philosophy and knowledge of the visible planets. I’ve been reading about Alchemy. The seven known elements of the ancient world (lead, tin, iron, copper, mercury, silver and gold) related to the seven planets (Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Moon and Sun). These elements were known as the Planetary Metals. The paintings incorporate alchemical symbols as well as the periodic table designation.
 

Earth: the elements
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic and reflective paint on canvas
Earth: Copper
2021
acrylic and reflective paint on canvas
24"x24"
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic and reflective paint on paper
Copper Study No.2
2021
acrylic and reflective paint on paper
14"x14"

ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic and reflective paint on canvas
Earth: Copper (Venus)
2021
acrylic and reflective paint on canvas
30"x36"
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic, charcoal on canvas
Earth: Cadmium I (orange)
2020
acrylic, charcoal on canvas
24"x30"

ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic on paper
Earth: Cadmium II (red)
2020
acrylic on paper
22"x28"
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic on canvas
Earth: Carbon
2020
acrylic on canvas
24"x30"

ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic on canvas
Earth: Mercury (Vermilion)
2020
acrylic on canvas
24"x30"
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic and silver paint on linen
Earth: Mercury/Cinnabar/Vermillion
2020
acrylic and silver paint on linen
30"x36"

ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic on paper
Earth: Calcium (shells)
2020
acrylic on paper
22"x28"
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic, chalk on linen
Earth: Calcium II
2020
acrylic, chalk on linen
30"x36"

ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic on canvas
Earth: Iron-Prussian Blue
2020
acrylic on canvas
24"x30"
ANNE SEELBACH Earth: the elements acrylic on canvas
Earth: Iron II
2020
acrylic on canvas
30"x36"