03-04. Andalusite #7.
How about a steaming-hot cup of andalusite atoms to end the week. I was following the clear cut, repetitive, stainglass window like pattern of its structure – and that’s where it lead me!
From a database resource by W. Taylor W: structure of an Andalusite.
03-03. Andalusite #6.
Structures of an andalusite from Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Database resource by J. Burt, N. Ross, R. Angel & M. Koch.
03-02. Andalusite #5.
A flock of andalusite atoms leaving their unit structure. From a database resource by J. Burt, N. Ross, R. Angel & M. Koch.
03-01. Andalusite #4.
Is it me? Is it the weather? Is it the crystal? Today I am in a black&white state of mind.
Database resource by J Burt, N. Ross, R. Angel & M. Koch.
02-28. Andalusite #3.
Crystal structure of an andalusite from a resource study by R. Ralph, L. Finger, R. Hazen & S. Ghose.
No Flamenco yet – but a lot of church subconscious references! Could purple and gold affect our perception – depending on our culture?
02-27. Andalusite #2.
Subconsciously, I may have been looking for some flamenco pattern while working with Winter & Ghose template on a 1000º Thermal expansion of an Andalusite. Instead, I found myself surrounded by a council of cardinals in a Spanish basilica – that’s what it looks like! The organ music is still here, though – in the center square. Notation has to be in neumes or some similar language – appropriate since Gregorian notation started in Seville in the 7th century!
02-26. Andalusite #1.
Andalusite – a crystal that sounds like music for week #9 of this 52 weeks tour of the Geometry of Nature!
Andalusite is a pink-violet metamorphic mineral of the orthorhombic family. It has a double refractivity and a very pronounced level of pleochroism which results in showing different colors when viewed from different angles. It was first identified near the Malaga area in Spain in the mid-1700s. However, it can be found around the world in places like Australia, Asia or South Africa.
Andalusite is sometimes referred to as the “Seeing Stone”. It earned this name due to its metaphysical ability to see various aspects of a character. Visually, there is an odd and subtle pattern in this seemingly chaotic arrangement of the atoms. Could it be related to the birth of Flamenco?
Database resource by J. Winter and S. Ghose.
02-25. Zargun #7.
Beautiful but strange structure emerging on the last day of this series. I left A. Kolesov, C. Geiger & T. Armbruster resource data on the dynamic properties of a zargun (zircon) – almost untouched. A timeless representation of a 4 billion-year-old crystal. It also reminds me of some of the dreamy figures Paul Klee use to draw.
02-24. Zargun #6.
Zargun crystal structure – after R. Wyckoff database resource.
02-23. Zargun #5.
Same cell unit than yesterday, exposed to p:37.1 bar pressure this time. Is art sensitive to stress? So would glass, as in stained glass window – and glass is sand!
Database resource by R. Hazen & L. Finger.