An exploration of light and the spaces between

There are moments we overlook everyday. Shyly, these luminous transitions pass by our peripheries. We decided to search for these hidden glimpses of light and observe the spaces they occupy. These are the intervals that lie between the beginnings and signify the endings of poignant moments in time. Often only viewed when they have long travelled past it is when you notice these pauses you may find lumi and acknowledge the inner journeys travelled to reach a destination.


Phosphenes (1,2,3,4 & 5)

by Mark Rose

Eyes closed, I float upon each breath, slowly edging closer to sleep. Tiny little lights begin to spark into existence, small bursts of internal effervescence - these are a visual phenomena known as phosphenes, your personal light show. The world keeps spinning around me but right now, none of that matters. As my memories and thoughts vividly pass by, the phosphenes continue to dazzle atop them, permeating my imagination like static on a television screen. Eventually they stop, everything stops. I am in limbo, amidst an ultimate moment of fleeting clarity - but as soon as I realise, it’s already too late. I am fast asleep. 

These paintings are my attempt to revisit that moment. A meditation on memory and immersion, the contrast of imagery and the abstract.

14.8cm x 20.0cm

29.6cm x 21.0cm

59.0cm x 42.0cm

(Giclee printed cotton paper and gouache)


The Lumi

The light that surrounds us and the light from within.

Finely thrown using translucent Australian porcelain speckled with ilmenite particles, our Lumi vessels are a study on light and form. When leather hard each vessel is marked by hand with a series of dots. Once fired these appear almost invisible until illuminated; a fine row of small pauses floating above a sweeping current of porcelain. If ever lost or overwhelmed they invite you into their flow, to count the ebbs in gentle meditation and renew your own luminescent glow.


Pause (1,2,3,4 & 5)

by Maya Santoso

Created as both a pause and a reflection on the moments that overwhelm, these pieces explore light captured in the vaporous expanse of clouds. Fractal and faceted, these crystalline orbs form a physical metaphor, to notice a moment and observe it from different sides - viewing it in a new light as it is presented in tessellated hindsight.

 35cm, 18cm and 9cm diameter 

(Giclee prints on rice paper, cotton thread)


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