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Geological Finds by Brenda Houston

August 15, 2018

An Amer­i­can design­er of fur­ni­ture and fur­nish­ings, Bren­da Hous­ton has long been inspired by the beau­ty of nature’s art­work.” Her per­son­al col­lec­tion of min­er­als and gem­stones, some more than one hun­dred mil­lion-years old, have been sourced from around the globe.

Hous­ton intro­duced her col­lec­tion when she real­ized the dearth of real­is­tic inter­pre­ta­tions of stones and min­er­als. She soon found out how incred­i­bly dif­fi­cult it is to cap­ture the clar­i­ty and detail of these organ­ic mate­ri­als and have the abil­i­ty to scale them up to reveal their beau­ty in a clear and con­cise man­ner. We dis­cov­ered that the stones would take on new designs depend­ing upon whether they were sliced hor­i­zon­tal­ly or ver­ti­cal­ly. Some pieces are no larg­er than your thumb­nail, but the qual­i­ty shines through in the dig­i­tal images.”

Each of the four images of Geo­log­i­cal Finds” make an artis­tic state­ment that show­cas­es nature’s splen­dor, whether on a gue­stroom wall, behind a recep­tion desk, or in a lounge or inti­mate din­ing environment.

Chryso­col­la is a pol­ished slice of a min­er­al that fea­tures swirls and eyes of mala­chite and azu­rite. Green Bog Jasper, a wood found in peat bogs, reveals lay­ers of pet­ri­fied mate­ri­als. Onyx Mex­i­cano, aka traver­tine, reveals fine grain­ing formed in caves, quar­ries, and water­falls. One of earth’s old­est fos­sils, Stro­ma­to­lite has pat­tern­ing that is a result of seden­tary buildup, which has occurred over mil­lions of years.

These dynam­ic wall­cov­er­ings are print­ed dig­i­tal­ly and each image is avail­able in three dif­fer­ent col­or­ways. Or, you can work with WG Cus­toms Lab to exper­i­ment with col­or and scale based on your project require­ments. We can also eval­u­ate your specs for the intend­ed space to ensure a suc­cess­ful installation.