From the series Alchemy. The items photographed were salvaged from a nineteenth century chemist shop in Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales. The shop was bought in its entirety by an antiques Dealer for the larger cabinets and display cases which were separated and sold to interior designers, private clients and restaurants. Many of the smaller items were unsold due to their low monetary value including the perfume bottles, tooth picks, files of medicine, pills and lotions, etc. For me however each item began to tell a story and I imagined a potential narrative for each item concerning our obsessions with beauty and outward appearance.