Out of This World

Out of This World

Description

Out of This World

Acrylic on Panel

6×60

Mixed Media

2.5 inch Museum Wrap Panel

Semi-Precious Stones

 

 

Contact:

Lu Martin Galleries

372 North Coast Hwy. |  Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Gallery Row | 949-494-8074

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Elements Series

Bringing in ELEMENTS of the earth into Fine Art

My “Elements” series is a creative blending of semi-precious stones and unique pieces of the earth with traditional fine art. I love finding and using things that were created by nature such as semi-precious stones and sea shells, using them in unique and creative ways.

“I’ve never seen anything like it”  Is the biggest comment I get. 

The semi-precious stones I use in my Elements series come from all over the world from various sources. Most of the stones I use have been collected throughout the year in order to work out my compositions and then incorporate them into my paintings.

Each semi-precious stone has individual properties generating energetically from the stone. The energy can be felt by wearing the stone, touching the stone and will fill your room where the art will hang.

I encourage people to touch the stones on the art to resonate with its properties. I include properties of the stones with the descriptions. Some stones are healing, energizing, loving, and calming. Some resonate with different chakras and evoke emotions.

I love working with and showcasing the unique beauty found in each semi-precious stone. I hope you enjoy these unique works as much as I enjoy creating them.

Stones Used:

Moroccan Geodes:  Absorbs, releases and regulates energy and is excellent at unblocking it.  Releases all colors so excellent energy balancer and raises energy to the highest possible level. Helps release distractions and brings spiritual peace. Helps concentration and unlocks memory. Aids connection as it enhances your spiritual abilities. Increases clarity of thought. Master healer for anything – stimulation of immune system. Amplifies other crystals beside it.

Pyrite: meaning “a stone which strikes fire”. Iron Pyrite makes a wonderful energy shield, blocking out negativity from various sources.

Dugway Geodes from Montana. I received these from two amazing rock hounds who hand picked them off the earth and then passed them on to me. Dave and Emitt, thanks so much for all your efforts in collecting these for my fine art painting.

These geodes have Florescence Mineral properties to them where when under a Shortwave Black light they light up in a multitude of neon colors.

The light from these ultraviolet lamps reacts with the chemicals of a mineral and causes the mineral to glow; this is called fluorescence. If the mineral continues to glow after the light has been removed, this is called phosphorescence.

 

INCLUDED with the painting is a hand held Shortwave light that will create these geodes to glow in the dark. Turn off all the lights, put the light on the specimens and see them in there natural glow.

 

Campo del Cielo Meteorite from Argentina:

I call this painting “Out of This World” from using the Meteorite which is literally “out of this world” coming from space to earth.

This Meteorite used in this painting is from Camp del Cielo in Argentina. This area is situated on the border between the provinces of Chaco and Santiago del Estero, 620 miles northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The crater field covers an area of 3×18.5 kilometers and contains at least 26 craters, the largest being 115×91 meters.

 

The craters’ age is estimated as 4,000–5,000 years. The craters, containing iron masses, were reported in 1576, but were already well known to the aboriginal inhabitants of the area. The craters and the area around contain numerous fragments of an iron meteorite. The total weight of the pieces so far recovered is about 100 tons, making the meteorite possibly the heaviest one ever recovered on Earth.