integration № 9


material: canvas/oil size: 75 × 60 cm   year: 2021

Gems for inspiration

Many rocks were formed millions of millions of years ago. The oldest rocks on Earth are about 4.5 billion years old.
About 5,000 types of minerals are known in the world, and new ones are discovered every year.

The most common minerals are of volcanic origin (for example, quartz). They are formed in the bowels of the earth and come to the surface due to the force of the movement of tectonic plates.

Stones melt at temperatures ranging from 700 to 1300 degrees Celsius.

Each crystal (stone) has its own internal structure – an atomic crystal lattice.
The shape of a crystal does not necessarily reflect its internal structure, but affects how it interacts with energy.

Regardless of what a crystal looks like, its lattice can absorb, store, concentrate and emit energy, especially in the form of electromagnetic radiation.