Alchemist Chemigrams

The story of Peter Schlemihl was written in the nineteenth century. During that time, poetry and philosophy were impregnated in scientific thought. There was liberty for the actually observed and fantasy.

The flowers in the following chemigrams appear to be unknown organisms. The blossoms were immersed in various liquids such as oils, alcohols and acids before being placed between two sheets of paper and pressed. The reaction that occurred between the various solutions, the plants, and photographic paper resulted in the following alchemic imprints.