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transmute something (from something) (to something)

 and transmute something (from something) (into something)
to change something from one thing into another. Do you believe that it is possible to transmute gold into lead? No, you cannot transmute one metal into another.
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Molanphy's performance consisted of him entering Gallery 371 and immediately throwing his body into the task of transmuting an empty, open-topped square box of white-slipped red clay (5'x5'x3') into an empty tube (of similar scale), what Molanphy refers to as The Squircle.
On Becoming an Alchemist: A Guide for the Modern Magician" disputes this widely held viewpoint, and offers real applications of the concept, transmuting the harmful into helpful and the useless into valuable.
I've been thinking about all this because in December Doug Elkins presented a new work that suggests a way of transmuting our magnificent Broadway heritage into concert dance without either quoting it directly or appropriating it completely--which is what Michael Smuin did in 2003, when he borrowed the plot and the score of Harold Arlen's 1946 musical, St.
The crescent shape represents the process of transmuting matter from the manifest to the unmanifest; in other words, doing the practices of yoga take one from the individual Self to the union with the cosmic Self.
This conflation of architectural and pictorial space is often the most striking aspect of his art, transmuting walls into windows onto unexpected scenes, as he did in "Love Poem (Ten Minutes After the End of Gravity, Los Angeles)," his third solo exhibition at Bellwether.
Emshwiller skillfully crafts an original fantasy story about a transmuting horse with dark undertones of domestic abuse in the bleak California of The Grapes of Wrath.
Nearly two millennia later, the medieval philosophers, busy transmuting lead into gold and discovering the elixir of life, sought to translate this expression into Latin.