The Stones and Gems Series explores more monochromatic color palettes. I set out to pay homage to the complex, natural shapes and patterns found in malachite, amethyst and other precious stones. Nature has such beauty and power — I wanted to capture that so that people could incorporate large renditions of these shapes and colors into their daily lives. I am also enamored with the idea that precious gemstones carry different powers, energies and meanings. These paintings are meant to be visually striking in their mostly monochromatic nature, and transport the viewer in whatever way resonates most.
Rose quartz is best known for opening your heart to many different kinds of love, including self love (self confidence) and romantic relationships. It also balances emotions and helps with positive affirmations. This stone also reduces stress or encourages calm. According to Greek and Roman mythology, the pink quartz was used by Cupid, also known as Eros, to pass along love, passion and warmth.