Luke Maninov Hammond is an Australian (Brisbane) neuroscience imaging specialist and contemporary jeweller based in New York City. His collections comprise rare and carefully created fine jewellery and objects that reimagine biological form to explore themes of impermanence, consciousness, and connection between all living things. Inspired by Luke’s work in biomedical imaging and neuroscience research, these organic designs draw on biophilia and our innate attraction to living systems to encourage reflection on what lies below the surface of our beings. Luke's work has been exhibited internationally and has appeared in magazines such as Jute, Black, and Scientific American.
In the studio, Luke draws upon silver and goldsmithing techniques to translate the dynamic processes observed in nature at the macro and micro scales into intricate precious metal forms. Combing lost wax casting with hand fabrication, and precision stone setting methods allows him to bring these objects to life.