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Geodes 21–29, in Madrid!

Sometimes I go into extreme silences when I have large projects attacking me. Last month, I had a group show with CYRCLE at the new Time to Shine Gallery in the Arts District. A day later, I had a shoot with Subaru/Ovation—more on that soon! And a day after that wrap I went to Madrid.

All of this was long hours of creating and preparing and not sleeping and it was amazing! I’ll be sharing everything in time, but first, let’s talk Madrid.

My friend and I had an apartment for the week in Barrio Salamanca, walking distance to museums and parks and the older parts of town. As on any European trip, we spent hours and hours walking the streets and discovering all the details of Madrid. My bag always contained a pile of externally designed geodes, that I had already organically puzzled together, and some adhesive. I pasted up a piece when a wall, crevice, or crack caught my eye. It was such a beautiful process—I kept pulling out my predetermined shapes and they would fit exactly into the spot I found. All of my pieces were a metallic bronze color, which ended up being a very fitting color for gray Madrid.

A reader pointed out that my new style of geode is called a “druzy”, in which they “cover a surface in more or less outward pointing clusters of small crystals”. You’re going to see a lot of druzy moving forward. I’m still calling them all geodes for the sake of the project, but there will be more types of formations growing around the world from now on.

 

#21

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#21 Pasting up my first Spanish geode.

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#21

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#21

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#21 Underneath the aqueduct where the geode lives.

 

#22

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#22

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#22

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#22

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Trompe L’oeil mural and letters across from the geode.

 

#23

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#23

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#23

 

#24 and 25

 

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#24 & 25

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#24 & 25

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#25

 

#26

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#26

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#26

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#26

 

#27

 

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#27

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#27

 

#28

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#28

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#28

 

#29

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#29

One Response

  1. Oh, you´re in Spain! Fantastic! I hope you enjoy your stay in my country. Madrid is a beautiful city and Barrio Salamanca it´s a lovely place to stay! I´m living in Malaga (310 miles South from Madrid) and I´d like to see those crystal druses of you. It´s a pity because I’m cold, I have the flu, now. I hope that when I can travel to Madrid these pieces of art will continue to remain there where you pasted them up.
    Congratulations and keep your good work!! :-D

    February 14, 2013 at 7:30 am

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