Alchemic Art

My father was an industrial chemist who used to conjure and cook chemical compounds to create household products that we would sell to pharmacies and supermarkets.  Perhaps it was a result of watching him work in his very basic laboratory that peaked my interest in alchemy.  

 

My process involves mixing a viscous solution of solvent, pigment and medium which I then pour onto a preprepared surface.  Once poured, the only tool I have to control the flow of the mixture is to gently manipulate the canvas and thereafter to use gravity to deliver pigment to where I want it.

It is an endlessly fascinating and exciting process that never delivers the same result twice.