Sometimes (all of the time), when I go on hikes out here in California, I find myself climbing with my eyes to the ground, scanning each rock I pass hoping the sunlight might bounce in an unexpected way with the promise of a hidden crystal inside. I don't know that I'll ever grow out of that.
Carly Waito's mesmerizing work is not new to me, but these pyrite, crystal and quartz oil paintings still resonate in a really spellbinding way. First of all, can you believe these are oil paintings?! Would love to see them in person someday. I love their simplicity, and of course, the subject. The natural world rules, man.