Top 10 Amazing Urban Geodes by Paige Smith

Top 10 Amazing Urban Geodes by Paige Smith
Top 10 Amazing Urban Geodes by Paige Smith

I am sure most of us have seen a few examples of her artwork, but before today I have never done a whole post about it. I am talking about designer Paige Smith so is inspired by the cracks and holes in walls and pavements all over the world! Upon finding a suitable place to put them she inserts amazing die-cut paper geodes into them. It doesn’t make sense when I say it like that, so it is best you see them rather than me tell you about them…

 


Top 10 Amazing Urban Geodes by Paige Smith


 

Top 10 Amazing Urban Geodes by Paige Smith
Paige Smith’s Urban Geodes

10 – Hole in one
acommonname.com/street-art-project

This first golden geode really shows what this is all about. Normally it would just be a boring hole in the wall, but once an urban geode is inserted it is something magical that awaits to be discovered.

Top 10 Amazing Urban Geodes by Paige Smith
Paige Smith’s Urban Geodes

9 – Green Gems
acommonname.com/street-art-project

Even in the smallest of gaps, these geodes look amazing. I love this green one as it really sticks out from the wall and would be a cool thing to discover.

Top 10 Amazing Urban Geodes by Paige Smith
Paige Smith’s Urban Geodes

8 – All the Colours
acommonname.com/street-art-project

I think something is lost by having loads of colours like this one. Maybe some of you will disagree with me, but it is just not as…”Magical” as the others.

Top 10 Amazing Urban Geodes by Paige Smith
Paige Smith’s Urban Geodes

7 – Tiny Discoveries
acommonname.com/street-art-project

Now, this is clever. I have no idea how much harder it is to make them this small, but I am going to guess it is quite a bit harder. That hole needs filling as well!

Top 10 Amazing Urban Geodes by Paige Smith
Paige Smith’s Urban Geodes

6 – Black Out
acommonname.com/street-art-project

I have to admit I am slightly distracted by this image by that thing hanging down, but a black quartz geode in an old telephone booth is still well worth looking at.

Top 10 Amazing Urban Geodes by Paige Smith
Paige Smith’s Urban Geodes

5 – Smash and find
acommonname.com/street-art-project

A nasty hole some vandal has made in a door? Fear not, because by sticking a golden geode into it, it will look amazing much like this one does. In fact, it looks rather beautiful.

Top 10 Amazing Urban Geodes by Paige Smith
Paige Smith’s Urban Geodes

4 – Floor Gems
acommonname.com/street-art-project

You could walk past this a million times I am sure. So it is a good thing there is a full map to find these on the artist’s website! Just click on any of these links to get started finding your very own urban geode.

Top 10 Amazing Urban Geodes by Paige Smith
Paige Smith’s Urban Geodes

3 – Fill me in
acommonname.com/street-art-project

This amethyst style urban geode is one of my favourites from this artist. Because it makes something rather ugly into something simply beautiful.

Top 10 Amazing Urban Geodes by Paige Smith
Paige Smith’s Urban Geodes

2 – All Weathers
acommonname.com/street-art-project

Even in the dark, and the pouring rain these geodes still look amazing, and a great thing to discover in the middle of the night while walking home I’m sure.

Top 10 Amazing Urban Geodes by Paige Smith
Paige Smith’s Urban Geodes

1 – Walk on by
acommonname.com/street-art-project

This image really shows how you could simply walk past something amazing and not even realise it. If only they were real and every brick had a hidden geode inside. Now that would be amazing indeed.