Jewel-like gilded designs inspired by nature, mathematics, global cultures, & wisdoms. Gilded wall art illuminations, one-of-a-kind jewelry, murals and gilding services.

This online store was founded in 2017 by the artist, BKS, who uses ancient techniques of precious metal gilding, hand-made pigments, modern materials and hand-held drafting tools to create ornamental works, illuminations, murals and jewelry. BKS often uses locally sourced organic material and crushed semiprecious stones and is influenced from living in Japan, Israel, China, and the woods of the Pacific Northwest and global curiosity.

BKS holds a BA in industrial design from the Art Institute of Portland. BKS worked as a consultant gilder at a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Israel, painted ornamental ceilings in China and the US and helped to restore gilt work at historical sites in the US with the Society of Gilders. Last year, BKS completed two gilded murals for Wayfarer Theaters in Highland Park, Illinois, was a guest lecturer at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston Idaho and at Jim Croft’s north Idaho bookbinding intensive and traveled to London to study Mamluk manuscript illumination at the King’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts. BKS also teaches for the Society of Gilders and at Moscow Contemporary in Idaho.

Where & when
BKS’ work is sometimes showcased at downtown Moscow businesses such as Garden & Villa and Gem State Crystals. From time to time, you can find BKS at the Moscow Farmer’s Market. Or purchase on the Color & Gold website.

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