Influenced by early 20th century photographic experiments, Alchemic Record documents an essential stage in the delicate and unpredictable process of lithography. This study closely examines the moment prior to etching a lithographic limestone. First, the stone must be ground smooth to completely cleanse the surface of any grease or imperfections. After liberally covering the stone with water and carborundum grit, a levigator is used — this large hand-turned steel-grinding tool agitates the surface of the limestone through friction, removing the image of what was previously ingrained. This series looks at those abstract manifestations that are created within the process of the medium.