n. pl. lu·mens or lu·mi·na (-m-n)
1. Anatomy The inner open space or cavity of a tubular organ, as of a blood vessel or an intestine.
The title of the chandelier relates to this definition. The word lumen is also a play on the etymology of the Latin word meaning light. This chandelier is made from catheters that I have used (and sterilised) as well as expired catheters that would otherwise be thrown out and incarcerated because they are only meant to be used once and the discarded.
The hanging process of the work proved to be the most challenging aspect – ask any of my carers, or what I call my PA’s (a much better word because the definition of personal assistant is exactly what they do). The making of this piece has seemed to take forever so all of my PA’s have helped in the stringing, hanging and gluing of the catheters.