Salt Bloom: The “salt print” was one of the earliest processes for producing positive photographic images on standard drawing paper. The photographer wet the paper sheet with a salt solution to make it light-sensitive. In homage to this process, Michael Cherney photographed salt crystals dissolving under a microscope. He enlarged the image details to highlight the crystals’ unique structure. When printed, the crystal's fractal qualities are enhanced, often taking on the appearance of rocks, flowers, or other natural forms. Although not skilled as a flower painter, Arnold Chang couldn’t resist harmonizing his brushwork with the salt crystals’ natural floral patterns. And rising to Michael’s challenge, Chang developed a novel technique that combines Himalayan black salt with the more conventional ink medium to further enhance the crystals’ resemblance to flower blossoms.