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Solution of Silver of White Light

Each image in this series contains silver nitrate. They depict places or playful moments that elicit the push and pull of serenity and change. Silver nitrate has long been used as a photographic chemical. I use it here as a traditional material, salted silver print, and as a wash that changes color over time. Sunlight, salt and fire are used to speed the change in the silver.

The title of this series plays off the name of Solution of Sulphur of White Light, one of the steps listed in Samuel Norton’s alchemical texts to represent personal and spiritual transmutation and individuation.

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