These Geodes Are Actually Made of Beeswax

These Geodes Are Actually Made of Beeswax

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Tara Bellucci
Jan 22, 2017

Geodes rock, and so do the sculptures of Laura Moriarty, a New York-based artist who creates geologically inspired visual works from layers of beeswax.

While her medium is molten pigmented wax instead of sand and stone, Moriarty's process mirrors that of nature: "The forms, colors, textures and patterns of her sculptural paintings result from forces similar to those that shape and reshape the earth: heating and cooling, erosion, subduction, friction, enfolding, weathering and slippage," says her artist's statement.

Each work is created through a simple, yet slow and strenuous process, "which often becomes a metaphor for the ephemerality of life and civilization."

Check out more of Moriarty's work on Artspace and Instagram.

h/t Colossal

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