Paige Smith, an artist who works under the moniker A Common Name, creates awesome 3D street art installations in the form of resin sculptures that mimic crystals and other geological formations. The walls of brick buildings, drainpipes, and other ordinary public structures and surfaces appear to contain beautiful geodes - Urban Geodes. These enchanting installations have been embedded throughout Los Angeles and Paige has mapped their locations on the A Common Name website.

“‘Geodes’ in the city and the ones you find in nature have a parallel aspect — they are unexpected treasures,” said A Common Name. “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.”

[via Hi-Fructose]