alchemy, is a series of speculations on matter, metaphysics, comodification and valuation. Raw metal plates are cut to a precise dimension so that each plate is equal in volume to the standard gold ingot traded on international financial markets. The plates are then patinated to a nearly uniform black tone, reducing the aesthetic value of the different metals to their most elemental state, where only the unique texture, tone and essence of each plate remains.
alchemy 283.1, black patinated metal, 2015
½” x 17.744” x 17.744” signed and dated (en verso)