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  • Image of Alchemist Of Dreams
  • Image of Alchemist Of Dreams
  • Image of Alchemist Of Dreams
  • Image of Alchemist Of Dreams

Often times because a great deal of my work is rooted in film photography, I will have several versions of the shot that ultimately become the template for a finished work. This leaves several versions of the shoot unpublished and forgotten by myself. Sometimes while rummaging through the hundreds of negatives over the past 25+ years I will come across another version of a shoot I am compelled to print and create a piece with.

For me this is a great way to revisit and elaborate upon an idea that came to me earlier on. It also can revel deeper or new meanings to the original work I made from the photo shoot.

"Alchemist Of Dreams" is smaller version of a piece I first completed in 2008 for a solo exhibition in Berlin title "The Mysterious Action Of Memory".
"Alchemy Of Dreams" 2008

Although a much smaller work from it's predecessor, "Alchemist Of Dreams" is packed with technique.

It is made from silver gelatin print or traditional black and white darkroom print. The print is mounted to a 1/4" MDF board. It is layered with acrylics, inks, pencil and carbon transfers.

The work is then coated with my homemade recipe of beeswax/dammar crystals/carnauba wax encaustic. This wax preserves and protects the work and eliminates the need for distracting and fragile glass.

The piece is fitted within a handmade custom frame of stained and waxed pine with a hand cut and hammered aluminum vignette.

The whole piece is 11.75" x 2.5" x 10.75".

The back is signed, wired and ready to hang.


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