Geode and Petrified Wood Sculpture
By Leo Atkinson
A self-taught lapidary artist turned sculptor, for Atkinson much of the enjoyment in his art is in procuring the stone with which he works. Stone, for him, represents the most basic and elemental (conscious) form of matter on Earth. In expressing the deep seated need of humans to create, his creative attainment seems to gravitate and attract the "energy" of Minerals and Fossils. As part of his contract with Mother Earth and honoring her, one of his most passionate challenges as an artist is to achieve perfection in form with out destroying any of the essential elements of the intrinsic beauty and component parts of a fossil or mineral specimen.
Consisting of a huge amethyst quartz geode from the Atlas Mountains regions of Morocco with polished borders, removable set atop a removable base of drusy petrified wood from Washington State, raised on a black granite base.
- Please note this lot is not illustrated in the printed catalog.