Images from ALCHEMY: Transformations in Gold currently at the Des Moines Art Center, curated by Laura Burkhalter, includes all new work from the ongoing FIELD STATION experiments. In order of appearance, the Alchemist's Gate: suspended 18th century Islamic door from the Himalayan Swat region - modified with live surveillance camera, salvaged biologic synthesizer, custom electronics, mid-evil key, silicon wafer, mirror, climbing rope, turnbuckles, golf ball, custom digital countdown clock (loops every 31 years) and video feed of the Left Hand / Golden Arm in turbulence tests @ NASA Ames Fluid Mechanics Laboratory. EMO: aerospace grade aluminum tape, plywood, climbing rope, salvaged industrial Emergency Off button and modified shipping cases. The Sputterer: re-purposed with salvaged scientific lenses, custom video player, gold electro-plated beer can, vintage deep sea camera, fiber optic cables, custom digital countdown clock, horseshoe crab, LEDs. Sputterers are used in the semiconductor industry to deposit thin films of precious metals during integrated circuit processing. Humans may also become sputterers. The light table includes the Left Hand / Golden Arm: a high resolution 3D scan / print of my arm, gold leafed, housed in a fused quartz 'bottle' from SETI’s Allen Telescope Array. The bottle is designed to encase the radio telescope’s low noise amplifier receiver in a vacuum at 70 degrees above absolute zero to be transparent to radio waves. The sculpture itself was influenced by the myth of Hungary’s King Saint Stephen, whose miracle producing hand has been preserved in a reliquary in Budapest since 1038 A.D. The Robotic Arm: a 4 stringed instrument, built from a robotic hand salvaged in Cupertino, California, 3D mis-printed forearm @150% life size, laser optics, pink sex toy, inverter, syringe, electric guitar strings, tensioners, clamps, digital countdown clock. Little Wing: employs seven modified retroflectors and laser optics components. The Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment measures the distance between Earth and the Moon using lasers aimed at retroreflectors planted on the Moon during the Apollo and Lunokhod missions.