The Story of the Voyager 2
My geology background inspired me to use carbon-fiber. This bag is a different type of armor, the carbon darkness that shines with the metallic luster of a crystal. Carbon is essential to life, and the material is a reflection of the Voyager wearing it. The things we carry, carry us. For a Voyager, this is professionally, spiritually, and emotionally.
The primary significance of the Voyager 2 is related to the pyroxene chemical formula printed on the YKK zipper—XYSi2O6, and the mineral included in the side pocket of every Voyager 2. Pyroxenes are rock-forming minerals that are found in pegmatites. They form under high temperature and high pressure.
I've chosen the lithium aluminum pyroxene known as spodumene for this edition of the Voyager 2. Formula LiAlSi₂O₆. The Lithium (Li) and Aluminium (Al) is substituted into the XY structural sites.
Spodumene is used for the production of high-purity lithium for use in lithium-ion batteries. However, spodumene is more highly prized as a gemstone. There are two varieties, but the one in the Voyager 2 is called Kunzite.
Kunzite is pink to lilac in color, it's pleochroic, meaning it absorbs different wavelengths of light differently depending on the direction of observation. The color, however, will begin to fade upon prolonged exposure to sunlight, which is why it's protected inside the carbon.
Metaphysically, it's regarded as a Stone of Emotion, pure in energy and joyful in nature. It opens and connects the heart to the mind and stimulates a healing communication between the two. Kunzite encourages one to release walls built around the heart for protection and to be receptive to the experience of unconditional love.
The Voyager 2 features a very spacious signature gold interior. The primary compartment is designed to maximize storage space for your unique essentials (clothing, laptops, etc.) Six separate interior compartments. Laptop compartment designed for a 15.5-inch laptop or tablet. YKK metal duel zipper pulls for the main pocket. The front & side zipped carbon fiber pockets are perfect for storing smaller items. Quick access back pocket is ideal for storing items you need to access swiftly.