A Common Name / Urban Geodes at Maker City LA

Next Time you are in DTLA, check out our new lobby installation by street artist Paige Smith A.K.A. a common name (who also happens to be the designer behind Vere Verto). Sure, this hand-crafted metallic Urban Geode amalgamation looks cool in the below pictures, but  we highly recommend checking it out in real time, and inserting yourself in the scene.   #Maker City LA # Urbangeode #acommonname #DTLA #pleasedonttouch photo 2


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 Artist's Statement:

Paige Smith, AKA A Common Name, is an international street artist and fine art sculptor. Her artworks are unique three-dimensional “urban geode” installations that represent crystalline, geodesic rock formations. The finished pieces explode out of walls and cracks in the city, hidden treasures waiting to be discovered as people go about their daily routine.  Her work has a palpable sense of "magical realism" that says, "Take a look around, notice the small things. Find wonder and beauty in the mundane."

“Deranged Amalgamation” is Smith’s latest and largest site-specific installation to date. The piece fills the composition of the wall, breaking apart when a column interferes and concentrating once again on the opposite wall which tapers off organically. The amount of effort poured into these usually temporary works are a dreamer’s search for deranged mastery through an amalgamation of action and process.

“Deranged Amalgamation” Folded Paper, silicone, gold chrome paint