Elyse Graham creates artworks unlike anything I’ve ever seen. These Geodes are created around the void of the artists’ own breath, with layer upon layer of sand-materials and urethane, resin or plaster. The results are these otherworldly rocks which each seem to have been picked up from its own imaginary planet’s rubble.
“Geodes have been objects of wonderment for me since childhood. I was obsessed with the idea that I could go out into the landscape and pick up a rock that might just be filled with a magical surprise. “
“I continue to be fascinated with the notion that seemingly ordinary objects have the possibility of harboring something unexpected and beautiful. I am also interested in the geode as a time capsule—over time, a cavity is slowly encroached upon by outside elements, creating a history from the inside out. “
“I build my geodes around the void created by my exhaled breath. When each piece is finished, there is no evidence of what may lay beneath its surface. As I create the piece one layer at a time, each time covering up the layer that preceded it, I have no idea what will reveal itself once the geode is split open. “