Illuminations

Yoni Deepmala - A Celebration of the Feminine

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Yoni Deepmala - A Celebration of the Feminine
Why would I make a lightsculpture modeled after female genitalia; boredom, loneliness, cheekiness?  Maybe because of all of that and for reverence for the power of the feminine.  What gives life now gives light.

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Cannabis Lightsculpture - An homage to an miraculous plant

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The Lunaglow Cannabis Lightsculpture represents a miraculous plant that has been cultivated for thousands of years. Besides its nutritional and medicinal benefits, cannabis or hemp, is an amazing crop that can be utilized for cloth, paper, building materials, fuel, and to make composites.  Henry Ford actually made a super strong cannabis cellulose composite as the body for one of his cars.  This lightsculpture pays homage to one of Mother Earth's greatest plants. Cannabis has received an an unfair reputation primarily in the form of prohibition in America for over 2 generations. One of the unfortunate legacies we see with this has been the disproportionate incarceration rates for people of...

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The Nautilus Lightsculpture and the Power of Form in Nature

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The Nautilus Lightsculpture, with its beautiful curved form, represents unseen powers at work in nature.  The spiral, a logarithmic one, shows the beauty of spirals which adhere to a specific mathematical principle, the Golden Ratio. It's based on a number sequence first popularized in the western world by Leonardo Fibonacci. The Fibonacci series states that each new number is the sum of the two previous numbers, or measurements in the case of our nautilus shell. This curve can be drawn perfectly within a Golden Rectangle as are many other curves that appear in nature.  The Nautilus shell is just the...

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New designs to support Indigenous Environmental Causes

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In solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their supporting organizations, I’m announcing my next set of designs for Lunaglow.

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Challenging Times, Creative Opportunities

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The power of light and symbology. Ginkgo leaves play in important role in reminding us of our resilience, our strength and the hope for a better future. Through design and technology, this reminder comes to fruition with the inaugural design of the Lunaglow Ginkgo series of lightsculptures and nightlights.

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