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Paradox Found, Treasures by Kim Nogueira

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Kim Nogueira designing a necklace in her studio.

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I once heard a delightful story that the ancients came to earth, bringing with them the secrets of eternity. The ancients worried about how to hide these great secrets until mankind was spiritually ready to appreciate and appropriately use them. One lamented, "If we hide them on land people will conquer the land and discover them." Another commented, "If we hide them in the sea, mankind will reach the very bottom of the sea." A third observed, "If we hide them in space, men and women will one day soar into space." They pondered. Then the wisest said, "Let us hide these secrets in the last place they will think to search. Let us hide the secrets in their own minds." And this proved to be the perfect hiding place. 

Henry Leo Bolduc

wonder (n.)

Old English wundor "marvelous thing, miracle, object of astonishment." In Middle English it also came to mean the emotion associated with such a sight (late 13c.). 

Exploring the Self through numinous and transpersonal concepts and motifs is the backbone of my art practice, so in 2020, I decided to indulge myself in some studio enrichment of the metaphysical variety, which included several months of studying shamanic journeying, a month-long meditation class and a variety of books about enhanced states of consciousness. I also began a course of study to become an advanced deep trance hypnosis practitioner (a pioneering form of past life regression) and became more and more curious about trance states and higher levels of consciousness with each session that I facilitated. As I researched, I began to see similarities between shamanism and hypnosis, and as I widened my studies to include NDE's (near death experiences), I found more parallels. 

The enameled work presented here is guided by the research mentioned above and by my shamanic journeys, where the imagination is used as a device to access deeper levels of mental and emotional perception and receive earth-focused wisdom.  And these pieces are profoundly linked to the magical inner voyage that takes place in the hypnogogic theta-level hypnosis that I practice, where the imagination is also used as a tool to access the higher states of awareness in the liminal realms of the mind, similar to experiencing a deeper level of daydream or reverie. A higher aspect of the self is the architect of this time-and-space-transcending uniquely individual imaginal vision quest, which is a metaphorical curative journey as well. During sessions, I communicate with this higher aspect of self (Jung's "collective unconscious" or your "intuition"), which is a repository of on- and off-world knowledge extending back to the beginning of time and continuing foward into the future.

I've come to the same conclusion as Stanislav Grof: "I now firmly believe that consciousness is more than an accidental by-product of the neurophysiological and biochemical processes taking place in the human brain. I see consciousness and the human psyche as expressions and reflections of a cosmic intelligence that permeates the entire universe and all of existence. We are not just highly evolved animals with biological computers embedded inside our skulls. We are also fields of consciousness without limits, transcending time, space, matter and linear causality." 

“You are all gods, if you only knew it.”   -Paramahansa Yogananda

Kim Nogueira, 2023


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There is no Fiction in Our World


Automaton Brooch. silver, copper, 

24k, 18k bi-metal, steel, sapphire, 

rhodolite garnet, vitreous enamel, 

vintage lenticular. 

2.5 x 2 x 1 inch


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Enameling has been used in jewelry for several millennia, imparting nearly permanent color and vibrancy by combining metal, glass particles and high heat. In the mid 18th-century, a transfer process was developed in England using paper pressed to the surface of freshly inked engraved copper plates allowing decorative imagery and text to be quickly added to the enameled surface of objects, usually functional household wares. This is the technique that I use with a contemporary twist— I use a household printer with iron oxides in the ink to generate the imagery.

The physical process of making this body of work is labor-intensive. Copper sheet is cut, formed, drilled and soldered if necessary. Other shapes are formed using my hydraulic press and then cut, drilled and soldered. Layers of finely-ground glass enamel are applied multiple times to the copper forms (a combination of sifting and wet packing) and fired at very high temperatures in my kiln.  I collect text and imagery from many different eras in history that I am drawn to, using them to make my own iron oxide transfers, a time-consuming process.  These tiny transfers are painstakingly gathered, printed, cut and intuitively arranged into narrative frescos and adhered onto the metal forms, which are then fired in the kiln at high temperatures to fuse them. More firing is done with the addition of overglaze pigments and oxides to add color, and I often finish with a layer of under-fired enamel, which presents as a dusting of new fallen snow in the moonlight, a thin veil, a numinous glow. Settings are then fabricated of silver and gemstones. 


Kim Nogueira in her studio applying handmade transfers to a bracelet.

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Perpetuum in process.

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Brooch/Pendant. Silver, copper, 18k, 

vitreous enamel, diamond, stainless steel

2.5 x 2.75 x .75 inches


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Perpetuum with the lever in "down" position and eye open.

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“The doors to the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”

-Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“Thought is not, as is many times supposed, a mere indefinite abstraction or something of a like nature. It is, on the contrary, a vital, living force, the most vital, subtle and irresistable force there is in the universe.”

-Ralph Waldo Trine

“Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.”

-Frank Herbert

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A Mesmerist’s Decoder Kit of Oneiric Devices

Kit composed of 3 brooch/pendants in a magic box. 

Silver, 24k, copper, steel, vitreous enamel, tsavorite garnet, citrine, vintage lenticular, fossilized mammoth tooth (carved by native craftsmen), diamond, tourmaline, aquamarine, multi-color Madagascar sapphire, paper, book board

approx. 13 x 6 x 2 inches


Individual descriptions of brooches on the following pages.

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“Who has not sat before his own hearts’ curtain? It lifts and the scenery falls apart…”

-Rainer Maria Rilke

We incarnate on this strange and extraordinary planet, our evolving Mother Earth, to learn and grow through the navigational system of our emotions and the manifesting power of our intention. It is not an easy path but we have spectacular help from the natural world and invisible realms to keep our heart from rusting. It may not be clear to you at the moment, but if you are here right now, you are the bravest of the brave in all dimensions and universes.

I am the prisoner, the jailor and the key

Brooch/pendant. Automaton. silver, copper, 

steel, vitreous enamel, tsavorite garnet, 

citrine, vintage lenticular

3 x 2.5 x 1 inch 


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returning hOMe

Brooch/pendant. Automaton. silver, copper, steel, vitreous enamel,  fossilized mammoth tooth (carved by native craftsmen), diamond, tourmaline, aquamarine, vintage lenticular

2.75 x 3.5 x 1 inch


Closing out the cacophony of the outside world and getting to know the interior realms of our very own self is challenging with so many distractions, distortions and diversions vying for our attention and intention. Yet it’s as easy as closing our eyes for a moment and focusing on the eons-in-the-making miracle of our breath. Water has always been a metaphor for the unconscious, the world of dreams, the womb of thought, realms especially accessible when we eliminate the illusory sense of sight.

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“No one sees me changing. But who sees me? I am my own hiding place.” 

-Joë Bousquet

I’ve witnessed some astoundments as a deep trance hypnosis student that indicate to me that the universe is a very strange and beautiful mirror and that we are all reflections of a much greater something that interlinks and supports us more profoundly and lovingly than we can conceive, no matter where or what we try to hide or run away to or from. We are an organic and energetic network of biotic holograms in an invisible geometric array of love.

the eternal question

brooch/pendant. Automaton. silver, 24k, copper, 

steel, vitreous enamel, multi-color Madagascar sapphire

3 x 2.25 x 1 inch


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For millennia, Buddhist prayer beads, mala beads, have assisted in the repetitive use of sound and vibration (“mantras”) for healing, maintaining personal and community harmony and deepening spiritual evolution. I see this sacred tool as having potential optically for its inner expansion merits as well. Letting the gaze wander over the mala, contemplate the knotted strand of “empty vessels” enveloped in dreamtime, and allow the egoic mind to disengage for a few moments, releasing attachment to outcomes and opening to “beginner’s mind” or “child’s mind”. This generates a paradoxical shield of protection as you open in trust to the extraordinarily creative energy of the universe and your own astounding being-ness. Who are you? Why are you here? Enter into the imaginal realm through this mala encircled with floating visions, into the unseen inner territory of consciousness and the mind. Transcend the illusory material world of space and time that quantum physics implies are not even there. 

“The imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere.”

-Terence McKenna

Mirroring how traditional shamanic malas are often made of seeds (a revered talisman from nature), each miniature glass enamel and copper pillow of the mala is a metaphorical visual seed, a multi-nuanced and dream-like narrative intuitively curated to amplify the growth of imagination and awareness, enticing reverie, wonder and curiosity. There is a trail of bread crumbs to follow, a labyrinth to enter, a mystery to be solved as each bead is beheld. Encounter your very own being, your eternal nature, the Projectionist of your life, as you wander with your eyes and fingers, turning each bead over, exploring with conscious intent, opening yourself to unknown aspects of yourself, be they light or shadow, with curiosity, harmony and love.

Rather than being an amulet in the form of a static object, this mala becomes an ever-shifting talismanic journey tool, a dream weaver,  a wearable oracle card deck, supporting you in strengthening your relationship with yourself and the universe. It is a multi-dimensional amulet, assisting on a physical, spiritual, emotional, psychic, imaginal and collective level.

“You are an image of the unending world, all the last mysteries of becoming and passing away live in you.” -The spirit of the depths to Jung in The Red Book

*Salt is the Oldest Mystery mala strand has 27 beads, which when counted 4 times equals 108, the sacred and traditional number for a mala


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"What most people don't realise is that as a salt, DNA is a natural conductor of electricity. It is extremely sensitive to electromagnetic waves. Even a slight shift in your mood will create enough of an environmental signal to trigger a response from your DNA. Likewise, a negative or a positive thought will generate a subtle electromagnetic current throughout your body that will stir your DNA into some form of biological response. Most of us are completely unaware of how our moods, thoughts, beliefs and general attitude literally mould our bodies."

-Richard Rudd

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Salt is the Oldest Mystery


Mala. Dilver, copper, vitreous enamel, thread, antique immortal bead, glass reflector bead

1.75 x 1.5 inches


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A Philosophy of Pronoia


Mala. Silver, copper, 24k, vitreous enamel, 

thread, vintage Buddhist immortal bead, 

antique African trade bead  

26 inches long; 

each bead is approx. 1 x 1 inch

$ 3800

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"Love is misunderstood to be an emotion; actually it is a state of awareness, a way of being in the world, a way of seeing oneself and others." -David R Hawkins

Pronoia is the certain perception that everything in the world is collaborating for your highest good.  I see this around me- a universe that is constructed of unconditional love, where infinite learning and enlightenment opportunities are available, many of which are come by the hard way; the biggest lessons for soul growth usually come from more challenging experiences.

I always return to nature when I am in doubt; its minutiae and monumentalities and everything in between: how are all of these things possible? And how am I possible? As Paul Valéry articulates: "Who will tell me how, all through existence, my whole person has been preserved? What was it that carried me, inert, full of life and spirit, from one end of nothingness to the other?"

The paradox is, you must believe the universe has your back, and it will. 

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Necklace. Silver, copper, 18k, 24k, vitreous enamel, diamond, spinel

19" long;  each bead is 1.75" x 1.25"


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mirabilia (ˌmɪrəˈbɪlɪə  ) PL NOUN

Astonishing, wondrous and extraordinary things; 

miracles, wonders; marvels.

I take time every morning to stand on Mother Earth and give her a kiss in gratitude for the gift of my body and the prana that lies within it. For the brief and sacred opportunity to see the wind moving the dappled shadows on the ground and feel its breath on my skin. To hear the mangrove cuckoo's strange call in the late afternoon. My physical interface with the marvels of Mother Earth is a miracle, and as I journey within, I am discovering that it also guards worlds and dimensions untold.

"Drinking the water, I thought how earth and sky are generous with their gifts…Most of us are taught…about giving and accepting human gifts, but not about opening ourselves and our bodies to welcome the sun, the land, the visions of sky and dreaming…"

-Linda Hogan

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Dreaming the Third Thing


Necklace. Silver, copper, 24k, 

vitreous enamel, tourmaline, 

orange chalcedony, sapphire

approx. 19 inches long; 

each bead is 1.75 x 1.25 inches


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"I wait. Everything is repose. Then innervated future

You are image within me. Everything is dreamed first."

Gilbert Trolliet

"I consider the ambition of overcoming opposites, including also a synthesis embracing both rational understanding and the mystical experience of unity, to be the mythos, spoken or unspoken, of our present day and age."

-Wolfgang Pauli, Nobel Prize winner

Why does our world look so chaotic?  The framework and structures that are not benefitting humanity and the earth are disintegrating, and vibrant new ways of being are emerging. It is time for duality to transform into the singularity, or the third thing. We are not separate from the world around us—each fleeting thought, emotion, movement or prayer that we create in our lives greatly affects the world around us through what Rupert Sheldrake calls "morphogenetic fields", which makes us much more powerful than we can conceive. We are all a part of building something very very beautiful as we "exteriorize the soul" (Terrance McKenna) and awaken to our potential, activating the capabilities and strengths that have slept dormant within us for eons. Gaston Bachelard connected this epoch to when "the imagination has been re-established in its vital role as a guide for human life." and William Blake knew of our inner hidden magic: "We all have reservoirs of life to draw upon, of which we do not dream."

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Back of Dreaming the Third Thing

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House of Mirrors


Necklace. Silver, copper, 24k, vitreous enamel, 

pomegranate sapphire, tourmaline, vintage rose-colored lenses

Approximately 19 inches; each bead is almost 2 x 1.25 inches


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“Everyone that you have ever met and will ever meet, in any existence, is actually you looking out through different eyes. You are walking around in a house of mirrors and there has never ever been anything that was not YOU.”  

-Marc Leavitt

I’ve been fascinated with mirrors ever since I was admonished by my kind and gentle grandmother for looking into one as a child. I’m beginning to understand why. We are afraid of our immensity and sublimity. We inhabit a universe of biological cells that respond to our every thought,  95% of which are unfortunately unconscious. The biological technology of our bodies is magnificent but we don’t believe in it. 

“You are all gods, if you only knew it.”   

-P. Yogananda

In this enameled collar I am using the symbol of the eye and its associated enhancement/reduction paraphernalia (rose-colored glasses, plain glasses, sunglasses, a blindfold) as a metaphor, not only for the world around us being a mirror to our inner landscapes, (the health and well being of our mental, emotional and etheric bodies), but also for how we view the world-our “lens”, our “perspective”. Are we connected to our ancestors, who only want the best for us and are cheering us on? We are a valued part of the universe, which is constantly communicating with us—are we open to receiving guidance and wisdom from the sentience of other life forms? Flora, fauna, the land? Are we open to change from within?

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”  -Einstein

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Nogueira putting a bracelet into the kiln for firing.

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"And that time was like never and always;

we go there where nothing is waiting

and we find everything waiting there."

-Pablo Neruda

Layers of thematic narrative are amalgamated on this proscenium strip, whose shape echoes the praxinoscope and zoetrope, optical precursors to the motion picture. Connection to higher aspects of self, chronos and kairos, life as a sacred game, undeveloped yet latent talents like telepathy that we all have access to and the interconnectedness of all life are some of the themes that circulate in this orbital sepia loop.

Illud Tempus ("time now and always")


Bracelet. Silver, copper, 24k, vitreous enamel 

Approximately 3 x 3 x 2 inches


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The Aerial Doppelgänger


Bracelet. Silver, copper, 24k, vitreous enamel 

Approximately 3 x 3 x 2 inches


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"I know that for thousands of lifetimes, you and I have been One, and the distance between us is only a flash of thought."

-Thich Nhat Hanh

Layers of thematic narrative are amalgamated on this proscenium strip, whose shape echoes the praxinoscope and zoetrope, optical precursors to the motion picture. Duality, humanity's connection to the earth and each other, the role of technology, the importance of the feminine perspective, multi-dimensionality, the transmigration of souls and mesmerism are threaded with the ancient practice of augury in this orbital sepia loop.

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Wheel of Fortune


Bangle. Silver, copper, 24k gold, vitreous enamel.

1″ high, 2.75″ inner diameter


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Aimez-Vous la Danse?


Bracelet. Silver, 24k, copper, vitreous enamel

4 x 3.75 inches


"The moment is not properly an atom of time but an atom of eternity."

-Soren Kierkegaard

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My Life


Bangle. Cooper, vitreous enamel

1″ high, 2.75″ inner diameter


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Theatre De Magie


Bangle. Copper, vitreous enamel

1″ high, 2.75″ inner diameter


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Nogueira playing with elements for earrings in her studio.

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“The correct response to uncertainty is mythmaking. It always was. Not punditry, allegory, or mandate, but mythmaking. The creation of stories. We are tuned to do so, right down to our bones. The bewilderment, vivacity and downright slog of life requires it. And such emerging art forms are not to cure or even resolve uncertainty but to deepen into it. There’s no solving uncertainty. Mythmaking is an imaginative labor not a frantic attempt to shift the mood to steadier ground. There isn’t any.” -Martin Shaw

I Myself Create


earrings. silver, 24k, copper, vitreous 

enamel,  spinel, tourmaline, sapphire

2.5" x 1.5"


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Back of I, Myself, Create.

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I, Myself, Create on the ear.

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Nothing Else Matters


Earrings. Silver, copper, 24k, 

vitreous enamel, South Sea pearl

2 x 1.5 inches


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"You are an image of the unending world, 

all the last mysteries of becoming and passing away live in you"

-CG Jung

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Be the Eye of the Storm


Earrings. Silver, copper, 

vitreous enamel, 24k, 


rhodolite garnet

1.75 x 1 inches


"The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens star by star, there still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul?" 

-Oscar Wilde

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Earrings. Silver, copper, 

vitreous enamel, tourmaline

2 x .75 inches


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"And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell, and I understood more than I saw, for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they live together like one being." - Black Elk

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Conversations With the Ancestors #1

Earrings. Silver, antique tintype photograph, spinel

Approx 1.75 x .75 x .25 inches


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“The psyche in its deepest reaches, participates in a form of existence beyond space and time, and thus partakes of what is inadequately and symbolically described as eternity.” 

—C.G. Jung

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Conversations With the Ancestors #2

Earrings. Silver, antique tintype photograph, rhodolite garnet

Approx 1.75 x 1 x .25 inches


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“Come to me with the eye of your heart, with the ear of your heart. 

Take in the deep beauty of your soul,

through the sea lion’s song,

the rain’s dance,

and the shadows cast by the sunlight herself.

Let your eyes and ears feast on it all

as you remember a time

of long, long ago

and of not yet.

Let the pulse of life enter here now

as you take your next breath and listen.”

-Grandfather’s Blessing from the Dream Time 

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Conversations With the Ancestors #3

Earrings. Silver, antique tintype photograph, brown zircon crystals

Approx 2.25 x 1 x .25 inches


“Ancient notions of fate include an invisible thread woven through all of the things of the world and throughout all the events of time. Fate appears as the original web of life, but also as the fine thread that weaves each soul into the world of time and space at birth.” -Michael Meade

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Conversations With the Ancestors #4

Earrings. Silver, antique tintype photograph, South Sea pearl, Tahitian pearl

Approx. 2.25 x .75 x .25 inches


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“I feel very strongly that I am under the influence of things or questions which were left incomplete and unanswered by my parents and grandparents and more distant ancestors.”

-C.G. Jung

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“I have no right to call myself one who knows. I was one who seeks, and I still am, but I no longer seek in the stars or in books; I'm beginning to hear the teachings of my blood pulsing within me. My story isn't pleasant, it's not sweet and harmonious like the invented stories; it tastes of folly and bewilderment, of madness and dream, like the life of all people who no longer want to lie to themselves.” 

― Hermann Hesse

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Earrings. Silver, 24k, copper,

vitreous enamel, rose zircon

1.75 x 1.5 inches


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Lumen Naturae


Earrings. Silver, copper, 

vitreous enamel, tourmaline.

1.75 x 1.5 x .25 inches


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“Nature is not matter only, she is also spirit.”
-C G Jung

“The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong. The world is part of our own self and we are a part of its suffering wholeness. Until we go to the root of our image of separateness, there can be no healing. And the deepest part of our separateness from creation lies in our forgetfulness of its sacred nature, which is also our own sacred nature.”
-Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee 

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The Paradox of AI


Triple set of earrings in a magic box.

Silver, copper, vitreous enamel, spinel, vesuvianite; bookboard, paper

2 x 1 inch


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"We form what forms us."

-John Wheeler, physicist

"The only reality that exists for us is already a virtual one—we are dreaming machines by nature."

-Rodolfo LLinás

The magic of paradox seems to be an underlying operational zeitgeist of experience on this beautiful planet, deeply woven with unconditional love into the illusionary fabric of what we think of as "reality". I understand on a layman's level what Niels Bohr meant when he exclaimed: "How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress." 

I experience paradox in a language without words, in a feeling that my heart sends me, rather than through the often misleading linguistic lens of my logical mind. It is my heart that offers this box of earrings as a three-dimensional interactive poetic reverie on the simple nature of beautiful things and ideas in this "reality" that cannot be easily understood and simply don't make sense.

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An aerial view of Nogueira soldering at her bench.

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"Our imagination is stretched to the utmost, not as in fiction, to imagine things which are not really there, but just to comprehend those things which are there. " -Richard Feynman

"What is happening here?/Nonsense!": 

a conversation with AI (large)


Earrings. Silver, 24k, copper, vitreous enamel

2 x 1 inch


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What! Who are you?/I'm you!": 

a conversation with AI (medium)


Earrings. Silver, 24k, copper, vitreous enamel

1.87 x .87 inches


"Seeing through the eyes of anybody, everybody, all worlds together, all worlds differentiated sharply, you are able to switch perspective from the personal vantage point to any conceivable other. Drawn to extend the range of perception and the worldview to encompass what it looks like from the inside of each and every one. Clairvoyant, telepathic, and mythically potent with the power of story. Keenly guided to unfold consciousness into its evolutionary potential. You are thoroughlly convinced that if all sides can be respected, honored, and lived into, interpersonal dynamics will naturally work out optimally. And you feel ultimately transported by an affirmative life-giving perspective to open doors and make this world a brighter place, with simple, straightforward brush strokes of cosmic common sense" -Ellias Lonsdale. 

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"Crystallized imagination. The inside of the inside remembered and evoked whimsically. There is no form, no pattern, no binding reality. Dreaming the world into being from a greatly bemused stance—other. Twinkling observer-witness consciousness. Off on tangents that call, a life, a cycle, a realm set aside for inventive play without boundaries. You feel exultant in the freedom. Swept away beautifully. Answerable to nobody and nothing except the muse. -Ellias Lonsdale

***More conversations with AI earrings available. Inquire to see images.

"Nothing seems quite real…/Oh, it was only a dream": 

a conversation with AI (small)


Earrings. Silver, 24k, copper, vitreous enamel

1.75 x .75 inches


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Oraculum and Dreambook


Ring. Silver, 18k, 24k, copper, vitreous enamel

1.25 x 1.5 x 1.25 inches; 

approx. size 8/8.5 


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“Primavera, ‘the first spring’—metamorphosis, change, expansion, the infinite potential of the human in body, mind and spirit. Matter is simply condensed energy, we are light beings, energy beings, gifted with miraculous bodies by Mother Earth. We are magicians of the heart using intention to co-create beautiful worlds with the animal, plant and mineral life that embraces us here on this extraordinary planet.

Ring setting is fabricated with silver panels that I roll printed or etched using the more earth-friendly technique of salt water etching. Keum-boo details of fused 24k gold luminate the band along with vintage “abracadabra” text. Imagery on the enameled gem is from an antique playing/divination card, an optical illusion, alluding to the sacred game that we are all playing here together.’ – Kim Nogueira

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A Sacred Game


Ring. Silver, copper, 24k, 

vitreous enamel, spinel

1.5 x 1 x 1 inch


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'"Regard this as a scientific hypothesis: what we call "reality" is in fact an objectification of our prior thought formations…projected onto a pseudo-world." (Philip K. Dick) The idea that reality is composed of projected thought forms that become objectified is a precise description of the dreamlike nature of reality.'

-Paul Levy

Astrophysicist Sir James Jeans explains "that the universe shows evidence of a designing or controlling power that has something in common with our own individual minds." It is a sacred game that we are playing here on Mother Earth. We are the ones who visioneered this game and allowed the severe limitations of time and space and an immense forgetting, a baptism in the River Lethe. The evolution of our species includes a vast remembering and an unfathomable reconnection to the wisdom and infinite nature of our past, present and future selves.

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Kim Nogueira lives in the Caribbean with her husband and various rescue animals that she rehabilitates and returns to their native habitat.

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Kim Nogueira

b. 1967, United States


1990 BA Sociology, Smith College

Professional Experience

1999-2016: goldsmith at R & I Patton, St John

Recent Museum & University Exhibitions

2022   Alchemy 5: Transformation in Contemporary Enamels; Arrowmont School of Craft, TN


2022   55th International Enamel Exchange Exhibition; Tokyo Museum of Art, Yamawacki 

            College of Art, Kobe Design University, JPN 

2022   Integrity · Innovation: Beijing International Contemporary Enamel Art Exhibition; 

            Beijing, CH 

2022   Messages and Meanings; juried ACJ members touring exhibition; St Georges Arts          

            Centre, Exeter University, Vittoria Street Gallery, Mission Gallery in partnership with 

            Swansea College of Art UWTSD, Goldsmiths Centre, New Brewery Arts; UK (catalogue 

2021    Surface Matters: Grit or Gloss; Eckert Art Gallery, Millersville University, PA (catalogue) 

2020   Surface Matters: Grit or Gloss; Georgia Southern University, GA  (catalogue)

2020   A Cache of Kinetic Art: Tiny Intricacies; Morris Museum; USA (catalogue)

2019   Connections/Connessioni, the Goldsmiths’ Centre, London, UK (catalogue) 

2019   Alchemy 5: Transformation in Contemporary Enamels, LaVerne Krause Gallery at the 

           University of Oregon, Eugene and Museum of Glass in Tacoma, USA (catalogue) 

2018   Under Fire 2; Krikorian Gallery at the Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester MA, USA   


2018   Alchemy 4: Transformation in Contemporary Enamel, Metals Museum USA (catalogue)

2018   Le génie des images,  LA Joaillerie par Mazlo, Paris, FR

2017   Alchemy 4: Transformation in Contemporary Enamel, Arrowmont School of Craft, 

           Gatlin-burg and Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus USA  (catalogue)

2017   Here + Now, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI, USA


2022   Pentaculum residency, Arrowmont School of Craft, TN USA
2021    Shape of Nature; contemporary jewelry exhibition juror, Beijing, China

2016   Storytelling in Metal (third place, cash award), Florida Society of Goldsmiths

2013   Tales of the Heart (first place, cash award), Mitsubishi Materials Corp. 

Recent Publications

2021    Kim Nogueira: Almost like in Paradise, Reinhold Ludwig, Art Aurea

2021    Kim Nogueira: Crafting Dreamscapes, Andrea DiNoto, Metalsmith, Vol. 40 No. 4, p 20-21
2020  Jewelry and Metals Survey (JaMS) 2019; Society of North American Goldsmiths, vol 3

2019   The Art of Fine Enameling, Karen Cohen, Stackpole Books: Lanham
2019   Jewelry and Metalsmithing Survey (JAMS) 2018; Society of North American Goldsmiths

           vol. 2: OR
2017   Narrative Jewelry: Tales from the Toolbox, Mark Fenn, Schiffer Publishing: Atglen, PA

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