I draw inspiration from quiet, modest, tucked away spaces: the cracks in between bricks, the grating of a drain, the inside of a pipe and interior of a derelict phone booth. ‘Urban Geodes’ are created either out of hand cut and folded paper or individually cast resin and configured seamlessly to fit into spaces that inspire me. These installations are like hidden gems sprinkled across the world that invite us to actually look, to be playful and discover and to participate in a glorious and global treasure hunt.
Geodes are formations made and found in nature and my process of using manmade materials and placing them in major cities concurrently signals the tension between nature and industry and celebrates the beauty of urban space. My work is infused with a magical realism that encourages us to pause, to discover, to be present and to find beauty in the mundane.
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 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