CHERIE RAHKOLA

Lead to Gold

2021

Analogue Collage on paper

12 x 9 inches

NFS

6a Rahkola,Cherie, Lead to Gold, Analogu

The analogue collage “Lead to Gold” was created in response to the verbal prompt ‘Alchemy’. Alchemy was a medieval chemical science and theoretical philosophy aimed to transform base metals such as lead or copper into precious metals such as silver or gold. The noun alchemy is defined as “a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation or combination.” That definition can be applied to the technique of papier collé as well. A depiction of Adam and Eve and the medium of collage are an apt pairing. The art of collage is a creation story in and of itself. A collage originates from the joining of its antecedent images to create a new image totally unique to existence.