Trained as scenographer, brought up in a stained glass atelier and working as an artist Sunny van Zijst searches the boundaries and the syntheses off these very different disciplines. The Magnum opus project was born around the theme of alchemy. Is glass not making something out of nothing? Glass as such has no form, color or appearance, only by working the material it can by purified into matter and form. Alchemy is the search for everlasting life, transmutation of mind and matter into the purest form. this book is about the first four installations of a still growing series.