Luke Maninov is a Brisbane based imaging neuroscientist and emerging artist who translates science and nature into wearable art. His designs are influenced by natural forms and his continuing work in the fields of biomedical imaging and neuroscience. Maninov’s work explores how contemporary society’s actions can cause dramatic and potentially irreversible effects on our environment.
Maninov’s series The flowers remaining draws attention to the beauty and fragility of nature by creating rings that evoke the form of flowers but are in fact arrangements of the forms of bones. These works represent the idea that when an environment is compromised, the most delicate forms of life are the first to fade. The use of bones is suggestive of the potential finality and irreversibly of the environmental damage contemporary life is causing.