Crystals, Lattices and Meteorites

A research visit to the mineralogy department at the Natural History Museum in search of cosmic rocks and crystal structures. We want the sculpture to look like it has landed! Whether it is a meteorite, a crystal structure or a piece of space junk fallen to earth. I’ve been exploring the atomic structures of crystals to find interesting lattices and patterns. Also thinking about symmetry and if we want a sense of balance within the structure or NOT as we working with noise and chaos rather than organised sound and structure. Crystals that realy stood out for my were flourite and pyrite. Next step is to put this geometry to the test and build some of the shapes as 3D paper models.

 

 

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