Rocks And Agate
This gallery is about organic art using things created by Mother Nature herself. I’ve always found some rock and especially agate to be very intriguing and beautiful. So, being easily drawn to create using something so basic, I went to work in the studio using careful, even lighting. These organic art pieces drawn straight from the natural world are very tranquil and calming for many people.
Much of the natural world is beautiful and wondrous to me. Mother Nature has brought us the land and creatures, the ocean and shores, the rivers and trees. Not often thought about, underneath all life, there lies a base of rock and earth supporting all things. Most of it is rather pedestrian building block stuff like sandstone, limestone, and shales…the everyday rock.
But the earth also provides a few other things far more interesting mixed in with the common. Rock like granite and agate, marble and crystal, gems, gold, silver, and an array of minerals, for instance. There can be a lot of beauty in small things that are often unnoticed.
Also, consider the beauty of glass in all its man-made forms. It’s made from the most common of all things, simple basic sand from the earth, but glass doesn’t very often occur naturally.
Using rock to create organic art, a favorite of mine is flecked granite smoothed and tumbled by waves or moving streams. It can come in a range of many colors that come to life when wet. When dry, the strong underlying natural beauty is partly hidden yet dry rock can have some beautiful pastel shades. Some granite can be unique while being one of the more common bedrocks of the earth in many interesting varieties.
Then come geodes. Being one of nature’s surprise packages in a plain wrapper, geodes yield agate, quartz, and other crystals and gems inside. Many geodes are a small wonderworlds offering some real beauty in a wide variety when sliced open. Surprisingly, nature creates geodes and the crystals within over time by simply filling small voids inside rock or soil.
That means the beautiful things hidden inside geodes come from absolutely nothing courtesy of Mother Nature’s hand. And in my thinking, it was the hand of an artist who created them.
I hope you enjoy this collection of rock as art. All the rock and geode pictures are offered as quality prints on super high gloss, canvas, and matted paper. ~Andy