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.


02-28 Andalusite

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.