Since ancient times we have been attracted by the aura of a mysterious yellow gleaming metal. Gold as a symbol of the sun, the divine, the enlightened spirit, but also as the favourite commodity of the greedy man. For the AU 79 series, I crawled into the skin of an alchemist to catch a glimpse of the enigmatic nature of the precious metal. I am not interested in his material wealth. Central is the mental and spiritual power that is hidden in gold. Also a modest ode to the blood that flowed to extract this imperishable matter.