About: For this unique commission, the four stages of alchemy (Nigredo, Albedo, Citrinitas, and Rubedo) were conveyed to represent the process of connecting the self, through the meeting and aligning of the unconscious and the conscious. Alchemy reflects the process of personal transformation in the metaphor of transmuting base metals into gold. This process of individuation was explored through reflection on experiences with the individuation process, and the writings of Carl Jung in the book Psychology and Alchemy (1968).
The photographs are a combination of layering multiple analogue and digital photographic processes and techniques, including darkroom printing, photograms, chemigrams, scanograms, digital manipulation and large format camera re-photographing techniques in the studio.
The resulting eight artworks were utilised for website identity, framed artworks, and room key cards.
Completion: the year 2017.
The Alchemy Series