Lumenary is an interactive art installation that was displayed at Portland’s 2019 Winter Light Festival. It was conceived as a modern-day interpretation of Hildegard von Bingen’s illuminated manuscript Humanity and Life., celebrating the interconnected nature of life and the cosmos - a message desperately needed in today’s divisive times.


  • 1/2” pine for the scultpure frame and stand
  • cotton sheet for the canvas
  • crystals of various forms to reflect the light –> stars
  • sequins
  • programmable LED strips and Adafruit NeoPixels
  • Arduino and Raspberry Pi microcontrollers
  • El-Wire
  • various stones, pieces of wood
  • acrylic paint

If you would like to read more, please visit my blog posting about the build process.