The person in this portrait is my girlfriend, Antonietta. When I finished the code development of Alchemist I decided to use her face for the logo.
A friend of mine, living in Japan, has explained me that AME, the shortcut for Alchemist Markup Engine, in Japanese, means rain or candy.
So I asked myself which kind of liquid should fall from the ampoule hold by Antonietta. Drops of rain or candies? Or both?