Awakening Alchemy: The Gold Within

 "Much as Rothko sought an experience of healing in the act of painting and in the moments in which the viewer is in communion with the work, I have similar hopes for this body of work. That contact with these images may plant seeds for an awakening, a shift in consciousness through contact with beauty even in the midst of collapse."

Golden Alchemy

This print is available for purchase 5"x 8" on archival matte 8x10 paper. $100 (special holiday price!) Limited edition of 10! Click the link to buy it now with PayPal. (You may also use Zelle: hillary@hillaryjohnsonphoto or Venmo @Hillary-Johnson-1



A public art installation of beautiful, sparkling glitter, gold tulle tumbling from the trees lining the walking path. A shared experience of alchemy, contemplation, restoration and reconnection with the gold within you and others.


Sunday 11/28 11am-2pm


Palos, Illinois Park in the lot for Teason's Woods and cross 104th Avenue, walking west to enter the path into the woods. You will find us easily. 


FREE and kid-friendly


No worries. There are other ways to bring the essence of the experience into your home or work space. A variety of one-of-a-kind conceptual photos with collage and gold leaf painting and pieces of the actual tulle used for the installation are available for purchase.  

Studio visits to view the work are available in person or via Zoom. Just ask! 

The photo above is available for purchase too. $100 for a 5x8 inch print on 8x10 paper, edition of 10. 

(The $100 is a special price now for holiday gifts for yourself or friends, family, loves.) Local Chicago delivery $10, $20 across the US, Intl by location) 

Order by Dec 10 to be in time for all the celebrations!

Order by 11/29 and receive a special extra surprise in your package!


Join us with your cameras, phones, video to experience this with us as a reminder of the miracle of light and aliveness, our own inner gold, our loving kindness for ourselves and each other as we move into the winter season. 

Please share your photos on social media with the #TulleExperiment and tag @hillaryjohnsonthephotographer on IG. I'd be very grateful for any photos and video you would send my way to share the experience with others.

We'll begin the installation process at 9am with 4-5 tree climbing arborists, who are each volunteering their time to help me realize this vision.

Please share this event with your friends and family. We welcome you to come with snacks and beverages to share if you like. Upon departure, please leave the forest as you found it.

Wishing you all light and loving-kindness, Hillary