Luana Coonen
  • Female
  • Haiku, HI
  • United States
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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Maui, Hawaii
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
home studio, president of Maui Metal Arts Guild, instructor @ art centers & college level
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
I am an artist, most often working in silver, gold, acrylic and polycarbonate in combination with unusual natural materials. I create one of a kind pieces of art jewelry, as well as a line of contemporary art jewelry. When I'm not in my home studio, I'm teaching metalsmithing classes, and am very involved with my local Metal Arts Guilds. In my time off I enjoy international travel, hiking, camping, cooking and yoga.
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http://www.luanacoonen.com
What media do you work with?
art, metalsmithing, jewelry arts, silver, gold, brass, copper, plastic, acrylic, polycarbonate, nature, natural, art nouveau, contemporary, contemporary jewelry, art jewelry, circles, ovals, oxidized, fragile, ephemeral, organic, branching patterns, veins, heart, lichen, leaves, trees, rose petals, butterfly wings, beetle wings

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snakeskin earrings (front)

"these are amazing! I work with snake skin as well, but these are beautifully ornamental! nice work! "
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Luana Coonen left a comment for Jennifer Trask
"Hey Jennifer! just saw the message from a while back. My boyfriend was raised in Ireland, so we moved there together so he could be "home". It is still new for me, but is green and beautiful, I can't wait to see how it influences my…"
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michelle sotolongo left a comment for Luana Coonen
"your work is beautiful! i enjoyed your approach to organic found materials."
Mar 27, 2010

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At 7:58pm on June 6, 2013, Brigitte Martin said…

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At 11:39pm on April 14, 2010, Vina Rust said…
thanks so much, luana - nice to meet you and your lovely work!
At 7:27pm on April 6, 2010, Miel-Margarita Paredes said…
Hi Luana! Thanks for reaching out. Your work is really wonderful and I am glad you were able to see the show at Velvet da Vinci. It's great to reconnect with a fellow CCAC alum!
-Miel
At 9:17pm on March 27, 2010, michelle sotolongo said…
your work is beautiful! i enjoyed your approach to organic found materials.
At 5:10pm on February 15, 2010, Jennifer Trask said…
Thanks Luana, so how did you end up in Ireland?
At 7:04pm on February 8, 2010, kelsey Simmen said…
Thanks, I'm gonna try it and see how it goes!
At 11:34am on February 8, 2010, kelsey Simmen said…
Yeah, that was a good surprise. Hey I wanted to ask you if I melted down some old gold necklaces of different K's would it still look nice? My aunt wants me to make her something new out of her old pieces. xoxo Hope you're well
At 12:53pm on January 10, 2010, kelsey Simmen said…
Actually I wanted to ask you what kind of disc cutter you got from otto frei, if thats where you got it?
At 2:23am on January 10, 2010, kelsey Simmen said…
Hahah, just kidding I just saw one of the grass pieces! It turned out great.
At 2:20am on January 10, 2010, kelsey Simmen said…
The show opening was on thursday and it was really good. I sold a few pieces and saw a bunch of people. All the money from that is going to setting up my studio and I only have one more class. I want to see your grass pieces, do you have pictures yet?
 
 
 

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What is broken is not lost - Packaging

Artist: Natalia Araya

Sometimes, when something is broken, we take it for granted and decide it doesn't serve its purpose anymore. It just will never be the same again. Even if it's fixed, we are overlooking the immense potential things can have. With this small series, I would like to invite you to think twice next time something (or someone) broken crosses your path.

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