Petaluma, California (PRWEB) March 06, 2017
PRIMAL BEAUTY: The Sculptural Artistry of CrystalWorks
by Lawrence Stoller
Photography by Gary Alvis
Over the last three decades, Lawrence Stoller and his CrystalWorks studio have been pioneering an extraordinary new art form: the cutting and polishing of megacrystals and large gemstones, many of museum quality and some weighing a ton or more. Carved rare Earth crystals combined with bronze bases and light become sculptures of transcendent splendor. By taking a raw crystal in its natural state and painstakingly refining it to reveal the mystery within, Stoller opens a doorway into an alluring realm, hidden for millions of years.
Primal Beauty features an extraordinary collection of CrystalWorks’ sculptures, each paired with a poignant, inspiring quotation from a distinguished voice to illuminate an aspect of art, aesthetics, wisdom, beauty, nature, ecology, evolution, physics, or metaphysics that accentuates the presence and raw power of these monumental pieces. Enhanced with behind-the-scenes stories of Stoller’s adventures, traveling the globe and sourcing the stones, and accompanied by meditations on the crystals’ mineralogical qualities and arcane meanings, hundreds of stunning photographs capture these beings of “frozen light” in all their exquisite geometry and majesty, transporting us to mysterious otherworlds.
Primal Beauty: The Sculptural Artistry of CrystalWorks
Author: Lawrence Stoller
Publisher: Cameron + Company
Format: Hardcover, 208 pages, 9.25 x 12.75
Publication Date: March 14, 2017
Lawrence Stoller is an internationally recognized, award-winning artist who has pioneered the art of sculpting spectacular megagems. His work has been featured in galleries in the United States and abroad. Lawrence and his wife, Sunni, live in Bend, Oregon. To learn more, visit http://crystalworks.com/
Cameron + Company is a boutique publishing house, creating and distributing quality books and calendars with a focus on photography, art, food + wine, children's and publications of regional interest. To learn more, visit http://www.cameronbooks.com