Lumenary is an art piece which invites the viewer to consider the holistic and interconnected nature of the cosmos, body, and spirit, while raising consideration of the latter in terms of modern technology. Lumenary offers a modern interpretation of illuminated manuscripts created in medieval times by the mystic philosopher and humanist Hildegard of Birgen, who celebrated the sublime and transcendent through creative expression and to voice her authentic beliefs. Created with a variety of mixed media, with a dash of electronics and microcontrollers, a splash of hand-made sweat labor, and shaken and stirred with artistic resolution.
David Eliason is a Maker who is interested in the intersection between art, spirituality, and technology, and the creative results that can be used to empower individuals and communities. With a graduate degree in spirituality and art studies, and years of working as a social worker with persons with developmental disabilities, David stumbled across programming and electronics, and has since set upon a path to use code and electronics to make things that will invoke the heart, inspire the mind, and create practical and meaningful solutions to everyday problems that impact our bodies.