Luminova Design is my sideline hustle and passion project that I squeeze in when not supporting other businesses with their brand and design requirements. It involves creating patterns inspired from nature, architecture and my travels around the world. I apply the designs to fabric and more recently into illuminated art in the form of circular light boxes.
Growing up on an orchard in a rural part of New Zealand with creative parents who loved gardening and growing things, I have developed a very strong appreciation for the inherent beauty in nature. I adore and appreciate in particular the organic shapes, form, textures and colours in the ocean, the land, the sky.
I like to look at life through a different lens, photograph it and then deconstruct it to form something new. I am drawn to this creative process, constantly reimagining and transcending reality in some way. Creating a new context for what exists, and the way I view the world. I find it extremely satisfying and therapeutic.
The below is some of my pattern designs inspired from the intricate architectural details in churches discovered on a trip to Mexico City in 2015.