For artists Kevin Siwoff and Lisa Park, light is a material that can be pulled apart, strand by strand. In their latest collaboration, the two have created the “Luma” pendant—a sculpture that emits a calming and dreamlike light through thousands of fiber optic hairs.
Siwoff and Park’s work is directly influenced by their 2015 sound-responsive installation “Luma,” made of 40 dandelion-like hanging sculptures, designed during a residency at the New Museum’s NEW INC incubator and premiered at Red Bull Studios in New York in summer 2015.
Following the success of “Luma,” the artists decided to create a simplified, collectable version. The process for designing the “Luma” pendant involved an innovative approach to sculptural design: The fibers were spaced by custom software to give them perfect fluffiness and even light. Additionally, the collaborators worked directly with the optical fiber manufacturer to create a fuzzier and true-to-color material, worthy of the most discerning collector.
A year later, after many refinements to the design and materials, the “Luma” pendant is now available in a limited edition of 20 pieces.