alchemy

Photography

Mysticism Meets Ecology in Witchy Photos and Salt Block Sculptures

Desert dunes, abandoned parking lots, glacial lakes, and weathered wood cabins provide the backdrop for Mollie McKinley's new mystic traditions.
Maya-Roisin Slater
6.17.17
light art

A Feminist Light Artist Forges Neon Nudes

Romily Alice used to play in a grunge band. Now she's reclaiming neon signs as a beacon of feminine beauty.
Catherine Chapman
5.6.17
Film

Under a Microscope, Heavy Metals Look Like Crystal Kingdoms

Chemicals and equations are a glimmering audiovisual feast in this macro 4K film.
Kara Weisenstein
12.20.16
Art

Artist Recreates 78 Tarot Cards with Sculpture, Collage, and Poetry

Autumn Casey’s new exhibition at Primary Projects features plush dolls, wooden horses, and poetic collages.
Monica Uszerowicz
11.29.16
Art

Alchemy in Art History? As Above, So Below | City of the Seekers

A new exhibition at the Getty Research Institute puts Manly P. Hall's alchemical manuscripts in the context of art history.
Tanja M. Laden
10.14.16
Artwork

These Surreal Ancient Alchemy Manuscripts Are Terrifyingly Cool

Behold, the weird and wonderful world of alchemy.
Sarah Emerson
8.15.16
Film

This Otherworldly Fashion Film Is an Eerie Black-and-White Spectacle

'Alchemy' is a creepy monochromatic feast for the eyes.
Anya Tchoupakov
6.19.16
liquor

Chartreuse Is a Monk's Secret Formula to Long Life

Father Michael Holleran—an American monk who oversaw the production of 400-year-old Chartreuse liqueur by the Carthusian Order in France—says that the traditions of alchemy, distilling, and the search for the Holy Grail are all inextricably linked.
Al Sotack
7.13.15
Art

Bugs Get Bejeweled into Crystal Critters

These cicadas are diamonds in the rough.
Beckett Mufson
6.11.15
The Building Blocks of Everything

Ice-Nine and Unobtainium: Why We Dream Up Wonder Materials

Shoutout to Discworld’s Octiron.
Becky Ferreira
3.13.15
Art

Fossilized Books Make Beautiful Sculptures

Hawaii-based artist Jacqueline Rush Lee uses "book alchemy" to transform everything from encyclopedias to novels into beautiful works of art.
Sami Emory
3.5.15
Film

Alchemy Conjures This Dark CGI Short Film About Growing Up

We talked to 3D artist Gerardo del Hierro about the super-cerebral, super-short fable 'Bildungsroman.'
Emerson Rosenthal
2.22.15
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