Brief: Create eight artworks responding to the theme ‘alchemy’ for website identity, framed artworks and room key cards.
Creative response to Brief: 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. This four-stage process of individuation was explored through reflection on previous personal experiences with the individuation process, and the writings of Carl Jung in the book Psychology and Alchemy (1968).
The works were developed by layering multiple photographic techniques and processes, including analogue printing, photograms, chemigrams, scanograms, digital manipulation and large format camera re-photographing techniques in the studio.
Completion: year 2017.