Recently, masses of shiny crystals have been discovered in neglected nooks and crannies on the streets of Los Angeles. Unfortunately, it is not magic, but the innovative street art project, “Urban Geode,” by graphic-designer and artist Paige Smith. Constructed from cut and painted paper, the finished shapes represent geodes, crystal, quartz, or any mineral formation you might normally find in nature.
Smith says, “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 nine—several have been trashed or taken away, and one has fallen apart due to rain.”
See more images of the project here.