Postmodern Alchemy

Postmodern 1. characterized by irony, mockery and humor, parody, reactions against the philosophy and practices of modern movements 2. marked by diversity of historical and /or cultural styles 3. exhibiting attitude, invoking the unconventional 4. described as too complex to be characterized with one simple set of stylistic criteria

Alchemy 1. the medieval art, science and speculative philosophy aspiring to transform base metals into gold, discover a universal cure for disease and a means of prolonging life indefinitely 2. the process of changing something common into something special.