Alchemic transformations are interesting in themselves and can be compared to other transformations in art and religion. I am interested in art as an activity that seeks its own purpose. What one seeks is something unmentionable. Due to it being unmentionable it can keep its sliding position in society. Its value is both high and low, but in any case materials are put together and/or separated, and in the process they transform and amount to a value of another kind, which is why you could perhaps use the word transcend after all.