Valuable I (Bismark Sapphire)
Valuable II (American Golden Topaz)
Valuables (2018 - ) is an ongoing project in which I create digital models based on famous gems from the Smithsonian Gem Gallery in Washington, DC. These gems, imported from around the world, are symbols of imperial wealth, and are valued in the millions of dollars. By digitally recreating them, they can be infinitely reproduced and distributed, allowing anyone to access and own them. Incidentally, these digital gems allow viewers to get as physically close as they could if viewing the gems in their actual museum displays; physical touch is missing from both.