This week, Ann-Christine has chosen Creativity as the subject for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. I hope to be making my usual Spring visit to the Morton Arboretum tomorrow to see the daffodils and magnolias in bloom, but one of the many things to love about the Arboretum is that, not only do we get to enjoy the trees, flowers and wildlife there, but also some amazing artwork and splendid displays of creativity.
It wasn’t until fairly recently that we discovered the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art in Elmhurst. I’d heard it referred to as The Lizzadro and for years thought it was something to do with reptiles, which tells you how great my spelling skills are! Anyway, we were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful collection of stones, fossils and artwork that we found there. And looking over some of the pictures that I captured, it seemed like there were a few that might work for the Weekly Photo Challenge set for us this week by Ben Huberman. Rounded is the subject and here’s my take on it.
Iris Agate from Brazil (with the backlighting.)
Pyrite Sun from Sparta, Illinois.
Triassic Ammonite from England.
Ammolite is a rare iridescent fossil formed from ammonite and can only be found in Southern Alberta, Canada.
Obicular Granite from Western Australia (2.5 billion years old.)
‘The Three Fates’ by Richard Hahn. A cameo made from multi-layered Agate.
A cameo Agate snuff bottle.
If you’re in the Elmhurst area of Illinois, I can highly recommend a visit to the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art.
For more on The Weekly Photo Challenge go to Rounded