€ 24.000 (VAT not included)
Year of Production
W. 180 cm - D. 38 cm - H. 85 cm | W. 70 ⁵⁵/₆₄ in - D. 14 ⁶¹/₆₄ in - H. 33 ¹⁵/₃₂ in
Mirrored glass, lacquered wood
Inspired by the Renaissance myth of the Philosopher's Stone, vainly sought after by alchemists and scholars in past centuries, Alkemy takes the tools of the alchemist's trade and "transforms" them into decorative sculptures. The two oversized stills, handmade of borosilicate glass, are mirrored and oxidised through the ancient technique of silvering. The lacquered wooden top, oval in shape and lunar in colour, echoes the symbol of the star, itself a metaphor for human intelligence in search of the absolute. The alchemist's quest for knowledge is expressed in physical form through this unique sculptural work.