ordinary alchemy

I have collected vernacular photos to use as source material in my work for the past 5 years. While I have often re-photographed the images in order to make them into something, I had not worked directly with the found photo as material. Towards the end of 2017 I became interested in re-visiting the photos-to commemorate what I saw in them in the first place..moments of ordinary alchemy.  Images have been hand sanded and gold-leafed.