Digital/Alchemical Tapping

The art of Illumination Gallery is the art of transformation. Alchemy fascinates me. Without at least the possibility of alchemical processes being real, art would have no meaning for me. I transform preexistent images in order to discover their magical properties.

The root image for the animation running above is a photograph of Natasha Arielle, Mistress of the Junkyard, whom I met on MySpace. Natasha was curious if I 'were at all interested in working with goth/fetish models for various photographic projects?" I am not a photographer, but a digital artist. Thus the question is "can digital art alchemically tap into the raw emotional heart of a goth/fetishist sensibility?"

© 2009 Peter Schmideg

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