Surprising Geode Street Art by A Common Name
Rather than sticking to a 2D format like murals or posters, artist Paige Smith, who goes by A Common Name, creates 3D street art in the form of resin sculptures that mimic crystals and other geological formations. The pieces in her Geode Street Art project — where she embeds artificial geodes in drainpipes, brick walls and mundane urban surfaces — are spread out all over Los Angeles and mapped on her website. “‘Geodes’ in the city and the ones you find in nature have a parallel aspect — they are unexpected treasures,” said A Common Name. “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 weather will affect them as naturally as it might in nature.” Take a look at some images from the project after the jump, images courtesy of A Common Name.