"What I want to do is distort the thing far beyond the appearance, but in its distortion bring it back to a recording of the appearance." Frances Bacon
In Jungian Depth Psychology, the alchemical process of turning lead into gold symbolizes psychic movement from the unconscious to consciousness, in both spiritual development and the psychoanalytic process. The images in these paintings are from 15th century alchemical plates - used as a point of departure. They have been reinterpreted in an automatic process, using gesture and color.