The past couple weeks I have been working hard to produce this project and finally today I have something to show for it.
In my strolling around downtown Los Angeles, I’ve come across more than one large hole where a brick or something similar has fallen out of a building. After some time, I finally was able to concentrate on creating these paper geodes to fill some of these holes. I was originally planning on creating mini paper scenes to fill the holes, but after the concept grew in my brain, I thought something man-made of a natural shape would be an excellent fit to a man-made building. The below image is a close up images of the paper geode I’ve created. The gallery gives you a tiny tour of where the geode now lives, on 3rd street at the corner of 3rd and Traction.
I think the most interesting part of this project will be how long it actually lasts. This would be a type of street art, but unlike most tagging, it’s hard to see as you’re strolling the street. It will take an astute observer to see the building addition and an annoying, astute observer to decide it doesn’t belong there.
I plan on adding more geodes around downtown. It will take some time as I’m completing them on my own and it’s a ton of cutting, folding, gluing, puzzling together… I hope they last longer than a day.