i’m jealous of jim hodges


I used to go amethyst hunting with my dad when I was little. We’d look long and hard for just the right kind of rock {a tricky task at age 7}, crack it in half, and voila… purple crystals! It’s quite safe to say that I would have lost my mind if I had found one of Jim Hodges‘ rocks! This insanely beautiful work was recently displayed at Gladstone Gallery in New York {where Jim is based}. I’m sure you’re already totally amazed, but let me add just one more small detail… scale:

Well, ok, that puts all of my amethyst to shame.

{via Design for Mankind}

comments (10)

  1. theGW /// 02.09.2012 /// 9:39am

    This just blew my mind — gorgeous!

  2. Lauren /// 02.09.2012 /// 10:35am

    ohmygod, I wish I had gone to see this exhibit. Fantastic. I wonder how much it would cost to make one mine…

  3. Jenny /// 02.09.2012 /// 5:30pm

    Yes! I love combinations of super-shiny man-made with natural things!

  4. Heather /// 02.10.2012 /// 6:59am

    These are absolutely amazing! I’ll take a purple one, please 😉

  5. Laura /// 02.12.2012 /// 12:22pm

    These would be quite cool to stumble upon while hiking in the mountains.. Maybe they should end up as a land art installation in a secret location.

  6. the jealous curator /// 02.12.2012 /// 2:02pm

    YES! that would be amazing!

  7. Ana /// 02.27.2012 /// 12:01pm

    What is the shiny material used i wonder?

  8. the jealous curator /// 02.27.2012 /// 3:16pm

    i don’t know! i looked around and couldn’t find any information about it… if you find out, let us know! : )

  9. geeta /// 05.23.2012 /// 7:01pm

    oh my heavens- these are unbelievable…took my breath away!

    Loving everything you unearth!!!

  10. the jealous curator /// 05.23.2012 /// 7:04pm

    thanks geeta! : )