Azoth was another word for the “philosopher’s stone” — a mythical alchemical substance that promised both individual and collective transmutation to whomever managed to concoct it. The alchemists used scientific metaphors to hint at cultural transformation. Ever since childhood, I have had a fascination with mystical symbolism. I’ve appreciated the challenge of decoding your own reality and transforming your circumstances through meditation and visual practice. The series is unfinished, having never located the final ingredient — sulfur.