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Artist Hides Crystallized Geode Installations Inside Wall Cracks To Bring Life To Urban Areas
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Art, Social Issues7 years ago

Artist Hides Crystallized Geode Installations Inside Wall Cracks To Bring Life To Urban Areas

Imagine walking the streets of bustling cities throughout the world – Los Angeles, Madrid, Istanbul, Philadelphia, Bali, San Francisco, etc. – and discovering small crystal geodes hiding in unexpected and secluded spaces. Such hidden surprises do exist, and they’re the work of Paige Smith, an installation artist in LA who aims to transform commonplace objects into “anachronic object[s] that no longer follow the ‘regular’ world’s rules.”

Since the street art project’s start in 2011, Paige has sought cracks between bricks, drain grates, old phone booth interiors, used cans, and the insides of pipes to work her magic – celebrating the astonishing allure within cities. Using spray paint on paper- or silicon-molded resin, she imitates the rugged patterns of minerals to fill the blisters and blemishes of urban life with unexpected charm and unique artistry. Her installations don’t last forever, but that’s the point – her work compels beholders to pause, be present, and appreciate the delicacy in the ordinary.

These art installations popping up throughout the world indicate the growing struggle between the environment and industry; they’re gems typically created by nature, but street artist Paige constructs them with manmade substances and distributes them throughout major metropolitan areas. Unsurprisingly, her message is spreading. She’s gained a following of artists in places she hasn’t been (South Africa, South Korea, Jordan, Australia) who install similarly beautiful artworks there as well.

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Image credit: Yagmur Ruzgar

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AbiezerCelzo224352
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7 years ago

can't find it amusing. it even makes the scenario a lot worse

FurnishMyWay_Blog
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7 years ago

Wow! What an outstandingly unique idea! Who would've thought to bring life to the streets by putting geode crystals in the cracks?

guess
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7 years ago

Ronaldo Fryman would freak out XD! Really lovely execution of a wonderful idea.

Melodie
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7 years ago

SU fans unite!

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Melodie
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7 years ago

Pretty!

BreannaGilley
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6 years ago

can i get paid to hot glue pretty rocks to run down buildings and broken windows because count me in

KebinOU
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6 years ago

very unique idea!

LyoneFein
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7 years ago

Beautiful

LittleDaydreamer
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7 years ago

pretty and unique.. I wanna see it in real life

Bluehw
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7 years ago

my eyes are in bliss!

DonGuild
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7 years ago

Out standing. I really liked it.

Draconothedragon
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7 years ago

as a dragon i support this,as an art lover i ador this,i say that this should happen more often

JeanneMiller
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7 years ago

What a lovely thing to do!

RyanByrne
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7 years ago

I imagine people will steal them thinking they can get rich from this amazing jewel they found...LOL

wildandfree
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7 years ago

Wow ! So beautiful ! But what is this material ?

AbiezerCelzo224352
Community Member
7 years ago

can't find it amusing. it even makes the scenario a lot worse

FurnishMyWay_Blog
Community Member
7 years ago

Wow! What an outstandingly unique idea! Who would've thought to bring life to the streets by putting geode crystals in the cracks?

guess
Community Member
7 years ago

Ronaldo Fryman would freak out XD! Really lovely execution of a wonderful idea.

Melodie
Community Member
7 years ago

SU fans unite!

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Melodie
Community Member
7 years ago

Pretty!

BreannaGilley
Community Member
6 years ago

can i get paid to hot glue pretty rocks to run down buildings and broken windows because count me in

KebinOU
Community Member
6 years ago

very unique idea!

LyoneFein
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful

LittleDaydreamer
Community Member
7 years ago

pretty and unique.. I wanna see it in real life

Bluehw
Community Member
7 years ago

my eyes are in bliss!

DonGuild
Community Member
7 years ago

Out standing. I really liked it.

Draconothedragon
Community Member
7 years ago

as a dragon i support this,as an art lover i ador this,i say that this should happen more often

JeanneMiller
Community Member
7 years ago

What a lovely thing to do!

RyanByrne
Community Member
7 years ago

I imagine people will steal them thinking they can get rich from this amazing jewel they found...LOL

wildandfree
Community Member
7 years ago

Wow ! So beautiful ! But what is this material ?

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