12-09. Hematite #7.

If we were to revisit cave painting a few thousand years forward, what would it look like? Hematite is still quite a source of inspiration!

From a resource by E. Maslen, V. Streltsov, N. Streltsova, and Ishizawa.



12-08. Hematite #6.

Do you wonder what a hematite sounds like?

Its unit cell structure gives us the score, the notation, the key, even the notes’ succession and tempo!

I may rework this artwork as a multimedia file as soon as done with this project focusing uniquely on the visual aspect of the geometry of minerals. The challenge is intriguing!

From a resource by L. Finger and R. Hazen


12-07. Hematite #5.

Opposites attract each other!

Case in point – the stable and elegant structure of the hematite unit cell and the apparent chaos of its multitude of atoms. The result? A mineral that brings a beautiful variation of red as a powder but not much else in the tangible reality.

From a resource by L. Finger and R. Hazen.



12-05. Hematite #3.

When art meets science: a hematite crystal transformation by real-time synchrotron powder diffraction.

From a resource by  A. Gualtieri and P. Venturelli.



04-01. Zoisite #7.

One last zoisite from Merelani Hills, Tanzania. This mineral took me places I really was not expecting. Not having any preconceived ideas about the visuals I’m doing makes it all the more fun!

As far as I know, the Masai from around the Kilimanjaro range don’t have a significant visual art tradition, yet they are a warm and vibrant people. Could it be related to the land they live on?