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. This is the second-to-largest in the series and the most neutral in color.
Quartz stones are know as “master healing crystals,” crystals that can be used to heal any condition. Because of their unique power to take on the energy of any situation (much like their color, white, contains all other colors), quartz crystals are one of the single most beneficial stones used for healing. It is known for its ability to clear the mind of negativity and enhance higher spiritual receptiveness. It is also thought to help with new beginnings, fresh energies and the need to move fast to catch up with life.