clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Street Artist Growing Paper Crystals in LA's Empty Spaces

New, 6 comments

Over the past few months, you may have noticed and puzzled over the street art work of Paige Smith (aka A Common Name)--her project Geode fills in spaces--cracks, holes, and missing pieces--with small works made to look like geological matter. However, they're actually just made out of sculpted paper, glue, and iridescent paint. Here is how Paige describes the project: "The finished shapes represent geodes, crystal, quartz, or any mineral formation that you would normally find in nature, now in our planned out cities." According to Architizer, "Smith has crafted and installed nine pieces throughout Los Angeles." Although some have been stolen, "a surprising number of the pieces still exist." Smith also maps out the location of each of her pieces over at her website.
· "Geode" Street Art Project [A Common Name]
· Artist Inserts Geodes Into LA's Crumbling Urban Fabric [Architizer]