The past year I have been creating street art in my local Los Angeles area, greater California, and internationally. Rather than using traditional paint or wheat paste methods in a 2D platform, I’ve been using paper and resin in 3D. These sculptures come in all sizes and fit in the holes of buildings and pipes found while walking around. The finished shapes represent geodes, crystal, quartz, or any mineral formation that you would normally find in nature, now in our planned out cities.
“Geodes” in the city and the ones you find in nature have a parallel aspect—they are unexpected treasures. You might go hunting for treasures but you generally happen upon them during your adventures or casual interaction with the environment. I enjoy the fact that many people will not notice these, but some astute people will; that these will not last forever and the elements will affect them as naturally as it might in nature.
So far I’ve traveled to Madrid, Bali, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Istanbul. Enjoy the images and feel free to hunt for the existing ones using this map of current locations.
I have also started a beta program of participatory art with the geodes in which you can install them in your own cities. There are successful installations in Jordan, Turkey, Australia, S. Africa, Korea, and France. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating.
To keep this project going, please consider donating via PayPal by clicking on the button below. I finance this project myself and would appreciate any help towards growing the participatory art project.
Map of Geode Locations
Geode #1, 978 East 3rd Street, Arts District
Geode #3, 724 South Spring Street, Downtown Los Angeles
Geode #5, 1661 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice CA
Geode #7, 1820 Industrial St #104, Arts District Downtown
Geode #9, 656 S. Spring Street, Downtown Los Angeles
Geode #12, 6140 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood Los Angeles
Geodes #14, 15, & 16, 8782 Sunset, West Hollywood, Los Angeles
Geodes #18 & 19, 400 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA
Geode #21, Viaducto, Madrid, Spain
Geode #23, Centro, Madrid, Spain
Geode #26, Gran Via/Chueca, Madrid, Spain
Geode #28, Sol, Madrid, Spain
Geode #30, 7417 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Geode #31, Ubud, Bali
Geode #33, Near Balangan, Bali
Geode #35, Near Balangan, Bali
Geode #2, 805 Traction Avenue, Arts District
Geode #4, 1911 W. Sunset Boulevard, Echo Park
Geode #6, 1820 Industrial St #104, Arts District Downtown
Geode #8, 1820 Industrial St #104, Arts District Downtown
Geode #10, 978 East 3rd Street, Arts District
Geode #11, 2017 E 7th St, Arts District
Geode #13, Ensenada Km 59.5, Baja Mexico
Geode #17, 18th Street, San Francisco, CA
Geode #20, SOMA, San Francisco, CA
Geode #22, Plaza de Puerta de Moros, Madrid, Spain
Geodes #24 & 25, Gran Via, Madrid, Spain
Geode #27, Plaza de Canalejas, Madrid, Spain
Geode #29, Sol, Madrid, Spain
Geode #32, Ubud, Bali
Geode #34, Near Balangan, Bali