Since the summer of 2017, I’ve been working on a new series titled Lumina. It’s a continuation of my interest in identifying qualities that are unique to jewelry as a medium. One that has long been my focus is that jewelry is seen in motion. Some designs from my Lumina Series dramatically shift in color when viewed at different angles. My photos below show three views of the same brooch. Others in this series shift in color intensity. Sometimes they appears almost like internally lit neon tubes, saturated with color and full of light. From other angles the color fades or disappears entirely. They are in part inspired by the effect of sunlight that is reflected by the moon and at times, diffused by cloud cover or fog. The color field paintings of Mark Rothko and the light sculptures of Dan Flavin and James Turrell have also been inspiring to me.

 

  Lumina Series