Primal Beauty features an extraordinary collection of CrystalWorks' sculptures, each paired with a poignant, inspiring quotation from a distinguished voice to illuminate an aspect of art, aesthetics, wisdom, beauty, nature, ecology, evolution, physics, or metaphysics that accentuates the presence and raw power of these monumental pieces. Enhanced with behind-the-scenes stories of Stoller's adventures, traveling the globe and sourcing the stones, and accompanied by meditations on the crystals' mineralogical qualities and arcane meanings, hundreds of stunning photographs capture these beings of "frozen light" in all their exquisite geometry and majesty, transporting us to mysterious otherworlds.
About the author:
Lawrence Stoller, internationally recognized as a pioneer in cutting some of the largest gem materials on Earth, has been working in the medium of rock crystals and gemstones for over 30 years. In identifying the four independent yet interdependent fields of interest in crystals—mineralogy, technology, art and metaphysics—Stoller provides the reader with an overview of the fundamental properties of crystals and their interaction with human lives.
Lawrence Stoller has sculpted the largest transparent gemstones on record, some weighing millions of carats, and many featured in gemological institutions and museums around the world. He resides in the Three Sisters Mountains in Bend, Oregon where he and his wife live, work and teach.