RO-8946 | Arizona Rainbow Petrified Wood
This photograph was one of my very first in exploring these miniature landscapes frozen in time in pieces of stone. It set off a passionate interest in exploring these "stonescapes" further, and led me to a variety of stones, rocks, minerals, and gemrocks. All of them containing these impressionistic landscapes that are not much different than the grander sections of Earth when viewed from hundreds of miles up.
I saw this geological connection in how nature works patterns of elements - connections between the very large, and very small.
This is a small piece of Arizona Petrified Wood only about 1 inch (25 mm) by 1.5 inches (37 mm) in size. I saw this impressionistic hillside of desert colors with a sky to compliment it.
You will find more photographs like these in my gallery: abstracts of stones and rocks
Types of Rocks, Stones, Minerals, Gemrocks you will find in my gallery:
African Queen Picture Jasper
Bear Creek Moss Agate
Burro Creek Agate
Indian Paint Rock
Indonesian Flame Sagenite Agate
Jelly bean Jasper
Owyhee gem picture jasper
Petrified Swamp Jasper
Red Mushroom Jasper
Regency Rose Plume Agate
Royal Sahara Jasper
Willow Creek Jasper
stonescapes | abstracts of rock, stone, minerals
abstract nature art
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe." - John Muir
This particular quote from Muir rings particularly true for me when examining these small landscapes in rocks, stones, and minerals often measuring no more than 1 inch square (25 mm) that bear striking similarities to similar examinations of sections of Earth viewed from space. To me, they represent the connectivity of nature's processes from the very small, to areas quite large. We often dismiss the importance of such small things in nature, be it a single species, or a small habitat without realizing the greater connections involved. The patterns, colors, formations, and symbolic landscapes in these small pieces of stone are reminders to me of those greater connections to our own planet, and perhaps the universe.
abstract wall art
These photographs are only some examples of my fascination with these abstracts in stone. Feel free to explore more of them in my gallery : abstracts of rocks and stones . This series is particularly interesting for those looking for abstract wall art in their home decor project or trying to decorate an office environment. There is a deep connection with the timeless aspects of nature and history of the Earth in these images.
You can also explore some of my other thoughts about these types of images from the posts in my blog in the "Inspired by Stone" series.
If you are interested in licensing usage rights, or purchasing a print of one of these photographs, please note the image ID number beneath the larger versions of each photo. You can search for this image ID in the gallery, or refer to it in an inquiry.