Site Sensitive Installations
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. Urban Geode is infused with a magical realism that encourages us to pause, to discover, to be present and to find beauty in the mundane.
A Treasure Hunt
I draw inspiration and create my works in 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 of 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.
So far I’ve traveled to Dubai, Italy, Madrid, Bali, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Mexico, and Istanbul. Enjoy the images and feel free to hunt for the existing ones using this map of locations.
I have also started a participatory art program in which you can install them in your own cities. There are successful installations all around the United States, and in Jordan, Turkey, Australia, S. Africa, Korea, Switzerland, and France. Stay tuned more more information as I make them available on the site!
Yay! Handmade Resin Prints
Geode "prints" are a series of limited edition resin cast prints from an authentic single limited production. They are produced using a rubber mold casting method, the original sculptures created entirely of folded paper.
Approved, signed, and numbered by the artist, each design will be a unique creation by the artist. To ensure the integrity of the editions, all originals will be destroyed during the process of print creations (a natural occurrence).
Want to participate? Geode Kits are ready for purchase.
Since the inception of Urban Geode, I have always shared my work. Either by teaching workshops, informing about kirigami, and even sending out geodes I made for people to put up in their own city. Well, I’m making it official. Now you can purchase a kit to install geodes into your own city, home, work, or wherever your heart desires.
Colors and sizes will be added as I grow this, but feel free to paint what’s available and make it your own. The first, small kit comes with approximately 80 geodes, glue, and a glue applicator. Please be respectful of where you install them—and have fun!