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.