Aquilegia Thurmanitia

Katharina Vones (Artist)

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As its name suggests, the piece I created for Paper Alchemy was inspired by the emerging foliar growth of the Aquilegia flowers in my garden during springtime. My work often draws its inspiration from the intricate forms of the natural world, and the materials I use reflect this through their tactile and visual qualities that respond to different stimuli. The vibrant colours of the piece of thurmanite I selected are complemented by soft silicone shapes and 3D-printed elements that have been infused with nano chameleon pigments. These act like structural colour, which means that the piece has a natural iridescence and shifts colour when held at different angles in relation to light sources. Blurring the boundaries between the artificial and the natural, the Aquliegia Thurmanitia pendant truly comes alive when being worn on the body.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOther
Size13cm x 8cm x 8cm
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventPaper Alchemy: An Exhibition of Thurmanite Artworks - Atelier Maya, Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 18 Jun 202130 Jun 2021


  • Digital Making
  • Contemporary Jewellery
  • Materiality
  • Silicone
  • Thermochromics
  • Photochromics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Ceramics and Composites


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    Vones, K., 4 Nov 2019, RTD2017 Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial Research Through Design Conference. Durrant, A. & Yee, J. (eds.). Edinburgh: Research Through Design, p. 17-30 13 p.

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