The invited artists and scholars approach the theme of Elements in diverse ways that include examinations of elemental forces at play in nature and politics.

The topic for the series changes every year, and for the 16/17 year it was elements. The board of directors was open as to what approach could be taken so I merged the ancient concept of earth, wind, water, and fire with the concept of the periodic element table. The physical elements were used as illustrative devices while the periodic table was used for typographic detail processes and movements.