07-08

07-08. Azurite #7

Last Azurite of the week. If we could make an Ikebana flower arrangement out of its crystal – it may look a little like that!

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07-04

07-04. Azurite #3.

Castle in the sky. Once or twice I’ve been tempted to illustrate children’ books. I never did, but if I had to start doing it I would start here! I surprised myself with this one. The crystal took over for me and made me do things I don’t recall ever doing. I guess that’s the reward of letting shapes and color talk for themselves.

Another perspective from the same resource by Belokoneva, Gubina and Forsyth

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07-03

07-03. Azurite #2.

Living in a world of blue can be intimidating – design wise.

I decided to stay with this one resource all week and explore the color blue for all it brings to the shape and structure of the crystal.  A monochrome mineral is uncommon, there might be some hidden mystery in its depth.

From a resource by Belokoneva, Gubina, and Forsyth.

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07-02

07-02. Azurite #1.

Azurite – a pleasant name to start the summer months! It will be the mineral of week #27 in the short tour of the geometry of Nature. Azurite is a soft stone, named for its deep “azure blue” color. It is often found in nature mixed with Malachite, a mineral with a bright green color. Azurite crystal system is monoclinic, prismatic and of symmetry P21/c. It was called the Stone of Heaven by the ancient Chinese. In ancient Egypt, high priests and priestesses used the pigment to paint the protective eye of Horus on their foreheads.

Its crystal cell structure fits well with the description of a futuristic space station too!

From a resource by Belokoneva, Gubina, and Forsyth.

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