so needless to say i was thrilled to recently come across these 'forced' geodes by artist elyse graham. she captures the delight perfectly when she writes "geodes have been objects of wonderment for me since childhood. i was obsessed with the idea that i could go out into the landscape and pick up a rock that might just be filled with a magical surprise."
graham creates these geodes around the void created by her exhaled breath using latex, urethane, plaster and sometimes sand or powder. the result is as much a surprise to her as it is to all of us.