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Help fund an exhibition of unique fine silver jewellery and neuroscience sculpture. Designed by an imaging neuroscientist and artist.
Help fund an exhibition of unique fine silver jewellery and neuroscience sculpture. Designed by an imaging neuroscientist and artist.
Help fund an exhibition of unique fine silver jewellery and neuroscience sculpture. Designed by an imaging neuroscientist and artist.
40 backers pledged AU$ 4,440 to help bring this project to life.

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Help fund an exhibition of unique fine silver jewellery and neuroscience sculpture. Designed by an imaging neuroscientist and artist.

Neuroscience Jewellery and Sculpture

AU$ 4,440

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In This Unfolding : Exhibition

My name is Luke and I'm an artist and imaging scientist based in Brisbane, Australia. Recently I have been fortunate to receive an exhibition development award from Flying Arts to present my jewellery and sculpture in a solo show hosted by Griffith University Queensland College of Art (QCA). The exhibition will take place between May 6 - 30 in the Project Gallery, with the opening night on Friday May 8, 6-8pm.

‘In This Unfolding’ focuses on representing neural form and states of consciousness through delicate fine silver and gold jewellery alongside intricate sterling silver sculptures. The theme of our changing nervous system from birth through to ageing is explored through reflections of floral and anatomical anatomy. These complex organic creations simultaneously allow us to examine our impermanence and shared connection with all living things.

The works for the exhibition are already underway but to further fund the project and source additional materials I have decided to release a small selection of the jewellery designs in advance. The pieces available as rewards here will only be made in limited numbers and are also being offered at a significantly lower cost than at, or following, the exhibition. 

By funding this project you will allow me to produce both jewellery and sculptural works using higher quality materials. A major cost in producing the works, such as the one in the main image for this project (a silver neuron recently donated to the Australian Cure Brain Cancer Foundation) is sourcing precious stones like Sapphires and Rubies along with the expense of sterling silver. 

Not only will you be purchasing greatly discounted limited edition jewellery before anyone else can even get their hands on it. You will also be helping to build a greater awareness for neuroscience research, especially research related to Alzheimer's Disease, through the success of this exhibition.

To learn more about my work visit : http://lukemaninov.com/unfolding

or follow me on Instagram @lukemaninov

About the Rewards

Each of these rewards are hand made by me in my Brisbane studio. They will be presented during the exhibition and shipped immediately after the exhibition ends.

Some of the tools I use to create my work
Some of the tools I use to create my work

Sterling Silver Dendrite Rings

Dendritic open style Sterling Silver silver rings brought to a high finish or oxidised for a darkened surface.

Simple Dendrite Ring (left) / Complex Dendrite Ring (right) // oxidised silver
Simple Dendrite Ring (left) / Complex Dendrite Ring (right) // oxidised silver
Simple Dendrite Ring (left) / Complex Dendrite Ring (right) // Bright finish
Simple Dendrite Ring (left) / Complex Dendrite Ring (right) // Bright finish
Complex Dendrite Ring
Complex Dendrite Ring

Complex Dendrite Ring with precious stones

Dendritic open style Sterling Silver silver rings brought to a high finish or oxidised for a darkened surface set with your choice of stone. You may choose from white, blue and orange Sapphires, black Spinel or Ruby.

Dendrite Ring with blue Sapphire (left) and Amethyst (right)
Dendrite Ring with blue Sapphire (left) and Amethyst (right)
Dendrite Ring with orange Sapphire (left) and black Spinel (right)
Dendrite Ring with orange Sapphire (left) and black Spinel (right)
Dendrite Ring with Ruby
Dendrite Ring with Ruby
Oxidised Dendrite Ring with white Sapphire
Oxidised Dendrite Ring with white Sapphire

Purkinje Ring

Sterling Silver silver rings styled on Purkinje cells with dendritic branches wrapping around the finger and meeting at a centrally set faceted moonstone. These rings can also be set with Amethysts or Topaz on request and offered in either bright or darkened Silver. 

Purkinje rings set with faceted moonstone. Bright finish (left) or oxidised (right)
Purkinje rings set with faceted moonstone. Bright finish (left) or oxidised (right)
Purkinje ring set with faceted moonstone
Purkinje ring set with faceted moonstone

Dark Ellipse Ring

Darkened silver branches meet at a bright silver elliptical opening. The dark ellipse ring is an eye catching and unique styled ring made in sterling silver.

Dark Ellipse ring
Dark Ellipse ring
Dark Ellipse ring (left)
Dark Ellipse ring (left)

Synapse Ring

The Synapse ring is a delicate ring with a raised central stone amidst the joining of fine neural branches. Gold vermeil detail complement the stone, which in this reward can be either a blue Sapphire or Amethyst.

Synapse ring with Amethyst
Synapse ring with Amethyst
Synapse ring with Amethyst
Synapse ring with Amethyst

Spine Earrings

Simple but elegant spine hook earrings made in Sterling Silver and set with your choice of stone. You may choose to have this reward made with white, blue and orange Sapphires, black Spinel or Ruby.

Spine earrings with orange and blue Sapphires or Amethysts
Spine earrings with orange and blue Sapphires or Amethysts
Spine earrings oxidised with white Sapphires (left) and being worn with orange Sapphires (right)
Spine earrings oxidised with white Sapphires (left) and being worn with orange Sapphires (right)

Astrocyte Ring

Elegant organic styled Astrocyte Sterling Silver ring set with your choice of stone. You may choose from London Blue Topaz, Amethyst or Garnet.

Sterling Silver Astrocyte ring with Amethyst
Sterling Silver Astrocyte ring with Amethyst

Astrocyte Earrings

Elegant organic styled Astroycyte Sterling Silver earrings set with your choice of stone. You may choose from London Blue Topaz, Amethyst or Garnet. 

Astrocyte Earrings with London Blue Topaz
Astrocyte Earrings with London Blue Topaz
Astrocyte earrings with Garnet and Amethyst
Astrocyte earrings with Garnet and Amethyst

Astrocyte Pendant

Elegant organic styled Astroycyte Sterling Silver Pendant set with your choice of stone. You may choose from London Blue Topaz, Amethyst or Garnet. 

Astrocyte pendant with Topaz
Astrocyte pendant with Topaz

Ellipse Ring

Carefully constructed signature ring from the upcoming collection to be revealed in May. Made in Sterling Silver and can be set with London Blue Topaz or Smoky Quartz. Other stones can be set on request but may cost more.

Ellipse Ring with London Blue Topaz
Ellipse Ring with London Blue Topaz
Ellipse Ring
Ellipse Ring

Commissioned Jewellery

I will work with you to create a unique piece of neuroscience inspired jewellery. This can be a ring, earrings, a pendant or bangle. If you are interested in this reward please contact me first to discuss the commission.

Commissioned Object

I will work with you to create a unique neuroscience inspired object housed within a glass bell jar 18 x 10 x 10 cm in size.

Risks and challenges

If many people choose to back this project I may not be able to finish all the reward pieces in time for the exhibition. If this occurs I will create the remaining pieces in the weeks following the opening as soon as possible.

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    Simple dendrite ring.
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    EARLY BIRD Complex dendrite ring with precious stone.
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