These images and this project are fantastic. All Paige Smith/A Common Name.
Images from http://acommonname.com/street-art-project/
“Geode” Street Art Project
"The past couple months I have been working on a street art project around the Los Angeles area. Rather than using traditional paint or wheat paste methods in a 2D platform, I’ve been using paper 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.
A parallel aspect of these “geodes” in nature and in the city is they are always 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 weather will affect them as naturally as it might in nature. So far I’ve made twelve—several have been trashed or taken away, and one has fallen apart due to rain. Enjoy the images and feel free to hunt for the existing ones using this map of current locations."
A Common Name's project and idea are amazing. I love them, especially since I've been loving and collecting loads of images of crystals and minerals lately on my tumblr.
I am so enthusiastic about this work!
And she has even started to investigate image projection.
Last four images from her blog. So beautiful.