Dr. Kent White
Kent White began crafting Illuminated Objects in 2014; since making his distinctive form of Illuminology a full-time profession in 2016, he has created well over a thousand uniquely designed pieces.
Combining his artistic sensibility with early training from his electrical engineer father, White creates works that preserve and evoke the original functionality of a wide range of curious devices. His approach adds light, elegance and functionality to the beauty of objects born in the Age of Electrification.
Illuminated Objects have won awards and been featured in numerous local and national media. Said one fan of his work, “It's an engineering piece of genius, an artistic wonderment and a beautiful piece of mind twisting confusion.”
What Makes an Illuminated Object
Illuminated Objects combine art and engineering to create pieces are unique, inspirational and functional. As the Doctor says, they are "artworks that work."
Each piece presents unique challenges and inspiration as we work to capture its essence and assure its function. The end result must be beautiful, captivating, and pleasing to the heart and hand before it can be called an Illuminated Object
How they are built
Each Illuminated Object is built by hand with practiced skill, clear and inspired vision, and extraordinary care.
The majority of the many hours spent creating an Illuminated Object are spent in detailed thought - both creative and technical - before executing the vision for the piece. Creating an Illuminated Object takes a great deal of discipline and attention to detail as each presents it own unique challenges and opportunities to demonstrate creativity and craftsmanship.