The Crystal Lanterns emit vibrant colors that tell a story of light dancing in all directions until colliding with the unique surface of each paper-thin crystal. The Crystal Lanterns combine light, geologic microscope slides and polarizing filters to reveal the natural glisten and flicker of light interacting with the crystal surface. Ordinarily, light waves vibrate in all directions, but the use of a polarizing filter refines the light to a single plane.
Tami Clark, transfixed by the beauty of minerals beneath the microscope, created MiNERAL ViSiONS, an art platform designed to share mineral photographs. As the project evolved, ideas converged, the temperature and the pressure began to build and the chemical composition of the project began to metamorphose — secretions of quirky mineral items soon crystalized! Made with recycled materials, the lanterns are the most recent design accretion to erupt from the MiNERAL ViSiONS bedrock.