rocks and minerals

welcome to art bite’s very first post!!!

i recently visited the carnegie museum of art in pittsburgh to see the carnegie international. i have to say, i wasn’t as impressed with the international as i have been in previous years, so i headed over to the carnegie museum of natural history–the two museums are attached, how cool is that!! anyway, i was completely blown away by the rocks and minerals collection. of course, i have seen such things before, but this time i saw something different, each piece is a wonder, another world. sculptural forms, color, pattern, texture-the inspiration for art making is endless…

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Author: lorraineglessner

I'm a mixed media artist, workshop instructor and former assistant professor at tyler school of art in Philadelphia, PA.

4 thoughts on “rocks and minerals”

  1. There is a really cool book- Within the Stone- by Bill Atkinson I think. Has slices of stones and pictures of all kinds of cool rocks and minerals. Great for ideas : )


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