Photos que j'avais envoyé il y a quelques années pour l'exposition de Buenos Aires.
TITLE: Gold opening
Spageric process concerning the opening of gold for
it's future extraction. I remove the thin layer protecting Gold with
a special liquid, able to open, but not to extract. The whole
process can take place at room temperature.
TITLE: Winter's sun
Sun rising with difficulty during a cold morning of winter.
Checking the preparation and the evolution of a process
during the night. both atmosphere were perfectly matching,
since the flaskis containing a "nigredo" (black or putrefaction
stage) in process.
TITLE: A Salamander
During the process of the melting of the Antimony, one
can sometime give a little piece of metal as gift, for the
Salamander, in order to nourish them and thnaking them for
their help. Here this tonge of fire can be seen as a
manifestation of a Fire Spirit since generally, a flame is not so
TITLE: Cave and Star
The Antimony Dry Path. Once melted and poured, the
Regulus (the piece of metal) cool and crystallize, giving in it's
structure a cave, and a star just under the cave, we can see it
as a kind of radiation. One can sometime, after having
manifested these two elements, see a golden colour under the
cave, in the middle of the star. It is the "Light" beginning to
gather in order to give birth to the embryo of the Philosopher
TITLE: The Dragon
White flower of Antimony is the name of this Antimony
trioxyde formation. Flower is the name of a volatile compound.
Here, the formation is exeptional since it is quite rare to have
such big 'hair' in a cave. It is almost the same process that
happens in geods. But here without water and soluble salts,
just by volatilisation.
This is a personal path called "the Way of the Moor
Man". This is something very simple. I didn't expect to find
these crystallisations in the bottom of the Alambic. I consider
such things as gifts in my practice.
TITLE: Hot Snow
This is a distillation of urine. At a moment, Ammonia
salts will begin to make stars and very beautiful patterns in the
Alambic. Because of the fresh smell and taste of ammonia, I
give it the name of Hot snow. One can witness some golden
drops. It is a volatile sulfur in urine. The smell is absolutely
TITLE: Mineral grass
This is not a "normal" crystallisation, the salt used do
not take this shape, nor this colour. It was a total surprise for
me, I didn't expect that at all. I gave it the name of Mineral
Grass, simply because it grows out of a mineral and on a
TITLE: Dragon's blood
This is a distillation of Antimony's Sulfur or blood. The
photo will never take the amazingly deep colour. It's like a
profound ruby, with a kind of pulse in it, a life and a power.
Sometime colours happen, and let us in a state of
astonishment. How could a mineral under the influence of a
"mercury" could take so much colours, from Black, to Green
(Vegetatio), to Whie and then Red ?
7 photos were taken for the expo.