Lauren Otis' Alchemical Projects is a web site, blog, and business centered on innovative media and artistic content. Creativity in multiple disciplines, and discourse on that creativity, is paramount.
Word Alchemy
Woven Heads

Woven Heads

Embarking on a new job in 2006, I came across a cache of old corporate head shots. These photographic prints were a pre-digital relic and, outdated in multiple ways, seemed destined for the dust bin. After throwing out several manila envelopes full, however, something made me stop, and bring them home. Soon thereafter, I visited...
Vintage wine

Vintage wine

  Opening and drinking a wine with lengthy bottle age is an adventure, full of expectation, emotional and analytic reaction, connection and closure. In opening and drinking such a wine, you are completing a pact with the winemaker who fashioned it so many years before. You are opening up a window to a landscape, and...
Clangor

Clangor

Listen to: ClangAllNight by Alchemical Projects Clang All Night Sound sculpture I created in the spring of 2010 and displayed at Art All Night in Trenton, June 19 & 20, 2010.
Wine, beer, brandy, art?

Wine, beer, brandy, art?

The art of wine, the winemaker as artist … much time and energy has been expended parsing the question of whether the process of fermenting grape juice, and the libation which results in your glass, rises to the level of art. As I used to say in the tasting room of a winery I worked...
Sound is sculptural

Sound is sculptural

Substance out of nothing

Substance out of nothing

Art is an alchemical process. It is the building of an idea in the mind, the extension of that idea out into the world through the intellect, harnessing the senses, the realization of that idea in a communicative form. The creation of substance out of seemingly nothing, that is alchemy…and art. This is the story...