A parallel aspect of these “geodes” in nature and in the city is they are always unexpected treasures. You might go hunting for treasures but you generally happen upon them during your adventures or casual interaction with the environment. I enjoy the fact that many people will not notice these, but some astute people will; that these will not last forever and the weather will affect them as naturally as it might in nature. So far I’ve made twenty—several have been trashed or taken away, and one has fallen apart due to rain. Enjoy the images and feel free to hunt for the existing ones using this map of current locations. -A Common Name

Urban Geode is an ongoing street art project by Los Angeles-based artist and graphic designer, A Common Name. These geodes are made from paper and/or resin, sculpted into three-dimensional form. These interventions are inserted into various cavities of buildings and pipes found in Downtown Los Angeles. The finished form of these shapes represent geodes, crystal, quartz, or any mineral formation that you would normally find in nature.