“These installations are like hidden gems sprinkled across the world that invite us to actually look, to be playful and to participate in a glorious and global treasure hunt…My work is infused with a magical realism that encourages us to pause, to discover, to be present and to find beauty in the mundane.”
Los Angeles based artist Paige Smith aka A Common Name has installed crystal geodes into quiet, hidden corners of the globe. Made from folded paper and cast resin, her crystalline creations have graced the streets of Bali, Madrid, Istanbul, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Smith has also set up a beta program where other artists are invited to install geode art in other parts of the world. These stunning manmade but seemingly natural formations emerging out of bricks, drains and even phone booths are designed to highlight the tension between nature and industry.