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Geode #20

About time I posted about the last geode I created in San Francisco. This one is completely different than all the geodes I’ve ever made—it looks like a barnacle!

I was thinking about quick and different ways to produce these pieces and conjured up this formation. It’s still a geodesic, crystallized shape, but it now protrudes from the wall rather than being embedded like an actual vug or geode rock. Inspired by Space Invader‘s work, I tiled the resin piece directly to the outside wall. I like to imagine some buildings are still internally compressing their insides into crystals, but some of them are now oozing and creeping out.

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Getting a lift from my friend to tile the geode high on the wall

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Geode #20

mineral, quartz, crystal formations, sf street art, paige smith

Geode #20

crystal, mineral, quartz formations, sf street art, paige smith

Geode #20

crystal, mineral, quartz formations, paige smith, sf street art

Geode #20

All images by Gregory Tuzin.

2 Responses

  1. Hey! This isn´t a geode; hehehe ;-)
    This is a druzy of crystal (if you want, have a look to different mineral habits: http://www.minsocam.org/msa/collectors_corner/id/mineral_id_keyi8.htm ).
    Beautiful idea, as usual!! :-D

    January 15, 2013 at 7:31 am

  2. Haha, no it isn’t! For project sake they’ll all be dubbed “geode”, BUT I love that you sent me the mineral habits. It’d be great to call them out by name in my blog/website. Awesome!

    January 19, 2013 at 10:24 pm

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