The Transfusium - Table Sculpture

The sculpture highlights the whimsical approaches to humane cures of the past. The idea that an "idea" can cure must have been the working premise and therefore no scientific facts support the use of these devices. Indeed, many of the devices put forth in the past were so intimidating patients reported being cured just by seeing them.... and thus, they coined the terms "Quack Devices and Quack Medicine". 

Simple enough - create something grand - something questionable - something suitable for the Queen of England. 

[Back Story]: The antique pressurized specimen jar contains a rare Octopus whose venom (ink) contains a mysterious, cleansing and rejuvenating agent which is extracted by exciting the cadaver with a laser. The Octopus cadaver is fed a supply of hi-lipoprotein mononuclear extract (a catalyst) which brews in the explosion-resistant laboratory vessel. The concoction is secreted from the antique solid-brass syringe ... "The Extraordinary Art of Curiosity!"

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