04-05. Topaz #4.
Is that a jungle god emerging from the amazon river, the double-faced Janus etched in the mineral or the spirit of a topaz floating over the town of Ouro Plato? The polyhedral structure of this crystal looks so strange – I left it almost as is.
At times, artistic creativity is to know when to step back and bring to the surface what’s already there. Obviously, there is more to this mineral than just color and reflection.
From an Ouro Prato topaz resource by Gatta, Nestola & Ballaran called – Elastic behavior and structural evolution of a topaz at high pressure.