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On Alchemy: Essential Practices and Making Art as Alchemy

click link to order, official release June 13 2023

Book by Brian Cotnoir, Illustrated by R. Jamin

About: On Alchemy

“There’s no sounder or more sage guide to alchemy – the practice and the philosophy – than Brian Cotnoir. This wise, lucidly-written book … offers explanations and exercises that will be of immeasurable help to anyone hoping to navigate this enormous field.” – Sukhdev Sandhu

Alchemy is both the art of transmuting base metal into gold and a powerful metaphor for spiritual transformation and creativity. This simple guide contains all you need to know to become an alchemist – to decode the most complex alchemical texts, to unite your inner spiritual work with your outer work, and to take up laboratory alchemy if you so wish.

Whether you are a beginner intrigued about the possibility of spiritually enriching your life and creativity, or a practising alchemist looking for the key to difficult texts, On Alchemy invites you to embark on a profound journey of personal change. It is full of meditations, visualizations and other practices to guide you on your way, from using geometry to purify your inner eye, to questioning the gods in your dreams, to using a circulation and distillation apparatus.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Fabricator and Costumer at Bob Baker from 2018-2021

notable projects including:
the 2020-2021 Limited Edition Bobo Vintage Recreation Puppets,
as well as the costume for the Lil Nas X Puppet and as a restorer of sets and marionettes for the
Brain Dead x Reebok promotional content.

Brain Dead X Reebok Video                                       Lil Nas X Silent Rodeo Video       

Auguste Marionette

wood, resin, cloth
marionette made in apprenticeship at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Costume for Carolyn Pennypacker-Riggs

performance costume, performed at the Anchorage Planetarium in Alaska

Cosmic Triplet Puppet Costume

Made while in residence and funded by
National Youngarts Week in Miami, Florida 2018