52 grains of sand – a blend of Mathematics, Applied Sciences, and Art structured after the 12-30 project1 image a day, 1 crystal/quartz a week for 52 weeks, Jan 1st –  Dec 31st, 2017. 

Each image originates in a selection of scientific files hosted by the Department of Geoscience at the University of Arizona in Tucson. I explore the geometry of the mineral and its properties in the VESTA software and finalize the images in various 2D and 3D graphics editors. 

A more in-depth technical description of the minerals] can be found on Mindat.org, Mineralierenatlas.de, and GIA.edu. I thank them for the quality of their information.