The Dying Alchemists is a reflection on existence through prose, poetry and art, from our thoughts as conscious creatures on this planet and how it feels to be human, to the way in which the Universe reveals itself through the grand and majestic unfolding we see all around us.
Melding science, philosophy, poetry and art, this 180 page book is an insightful exploration of scientific ideas, discoveries and how these relate to humanity and to us as individuals. The poetry and art links the narrative chapters and gives the reader an emotional pause, while at the same time providing a thematic arc across the human experience; from wonder at our existence through the passage of an individual life and finally, providing a requiem for love and loss.
The delicate watercolour illustrations, weaving the narrative and poetry together, in contrast to the vast topics covered in the narrative, bring the reader to a place of deep contemplation, focusing on the minutiae of nature as a metaphor for universal themes.
The combination of prose, poetry and visual art is a rich celebration of life and the wonders of existence and consciousness.