Colored Geodes

Top:

Plain Rock on the Outside, Crystals on the Inside, Bright Green

2011

6.75 x 6.5 x 2.5 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 06

Right:

Plain Rock on the Outside, Crystals on the Inside, Blue

2011

6.25 x 5.75 x 2.25 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 06

Bottom:

Plain Rock on the Outside, Crystals on the Inside, Jade Green

2011

6.75 x 6.25 x 2.33 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 06

Left:

Plain Rock on the Outside, Crystals on the Inside, Pink

2010

6.5 x 7 x 2 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 06

 

Tubes

A Bunch of Solid Tubes, Little Drinking Straws, All Bunched Up on a Sort of Base

2010

4 x 3 x 2 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 6

 

Big Crystals

Top:

A Rock With Differently Shaped Crystals, Visible to the Naked Eye, Many Different Colors, Shaped Like This (Makes Hands Into Almond Shape)

2011

7.5 x 4.25 x 3 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 06

Right:

A Rock With Different Crystals, and a Really Giant Crystal, Different Colors, Bigger Than a Softball

2010

6 x 3.5 x 4 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 06

Bottom and Left:

A Rock, It Broke in Two, With Visible Crystals, With Pinky Color

2010

5.5 x 4.5 x 3 each (diptych)

glazed ceramic, cone 6

 

Oolytic

Bottom:

A Rock With Pieces of Iron in it, and Water Has Gotten In, With Rings Like Inside a Jawbreaker

2010

6.25 x 4.5 x 2.5 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 6

Left:

Another One, Same Deal, With Softer Colors

2011

5 x 4 x 2 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 06

Top:

A Third Rock, Polished, Like a Hunk of Bleu Cheese, That’s the Shape

2010

3 x 1.25 x 2.75 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 6

 

Petrified Wood

Left:

Chunk of Wood Shaped, A Cross Section out of a Tree, With Crystals Inside, Different Colors 1

2010

4 x 5.25 x 4.5 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 06

Right

Chunk of Wood Shaped, A Cross Section out of a Tree, With Crystals Inside, Different Colors 2

2011

5.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 06

 

Purple Geodes

Top:

Plain Rock On the Outside, Crystals on the Inside, Dark Purple

2010

4 x 4.25 x 3 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 06

Right:

Plain Rock on the Outside, Crystals on the Inside, Purple and Blue

2011

6.5 x 5.25 x 3 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 06

Bottom:

Plain Rock on the Outside, Crystals on the Inside, Pale Purple

2010

4.25 x 4.5 x 2.5 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 6

Left:

Plain Rock on the Outside, Crystals on the Inside, Pinky Purple

2011

6 x 5.5 x 3 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 06

 

Pyrites

Top Left:

Cubes, Many Sizes, Sticking Out of One Another, Different Shiny Yellows, Bigger

2010

5 x 5.5 x 4 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 06

Top Right:

Cubes, Many Sizes, Sticking Out of One Another, Different Shiny Yellows, Smaller

2010

3 x 4 x 2.5 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 06

Bottom:

Cubes, Many Sizes, Sticking Out of One Another, Metallic

2010

3.75 x 3 x 2.75 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 6

 

Schist 3

Barely Discernible Crystalline Pattern, One Side Worn Smooth, the Other Lumpy

2011

4.5 x 6 x 4.75 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 06

Middle:

One With Parallel Crystals, Some Dark, Some Light

2011

5 x 5 x 2.5 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 06

Right:

A Rock with all Different Skinny Crystals, Shaped Like This (Makes Hand Round)

2010

4 x 4 x 3 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 06

 

Holes 3

 

Left:

Shaped Like This (Cups Hands Together), With a Hole in the Middle, Yellow

2011

8.75 x 5 x 2.25 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 06

Top Right:

Shaped Like This (Cups Hands Together), With a Hole in the Middle, Green

2010

9 x 4.25 x 3 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 06

Bottom Right:

Shaped Like This (Cups Hands Together), With a Hole in the Middle, Blue

2011

10 x 4.5 x 3.75 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 06

 

Pumice

Undergraduate Geology Students Can Often Be Fooled into Misidentifying an Oven-baked Sea Sponge as “Pumice”.

2010

3 x 3 x 3 inches

glazed ceramic, cone 6

 

Magnitudes

Magnitudes of Rocks, or How Likely My Dad Will Want to Take it Home

2010

16 x 20 inches

acrylic and pen on panel

 

Beautiful

Because it’s the Most Beautiful One

2010

5 x 7 inches

watercolor and graphite on paper

 

Worms

Because it Used to be Worms

2010

3 x 4 inches

watercolor and graphite on paper

 

Cubic

Because of its Cubic Shapes

2010

4 x 6 inches

watercolor and graphite on paper

 

Wyoming

Wyoming, Broken Rock with Visible Crystalline Structure

2010

16.7 x 20 inches

C-print on aluminum

Edition of 3

 

Rockies

On a Trail in the Rockies, A Rock with Skinny Crystals

2010

8 x 10 inches

C-print on aluminum,

Edition of 3

 

Volcano Millions

A Volcano Millions of Years Ago, a Rock With Eensy-Beensie Holes,

2010

16 x 20 inches

C-print on aluminum

Edition of 3

 

Sierra

Along a Sierra Road-cut, One with Really Big Crystals, Different Colors

2010

16 x 20 inches

C-print on aluminum

Edition of 3

 

A Desert

The Desert in Northern Arizona, a Rock Like the Inside of a Jawbreaker

2010

11 x 14 inches

C-print mounted on aluminum

edition of 3

 

CME Data

CME Data, 2010

watercolor and acrylic, with water collage, on paper mounted on panel

20 x 28 inches