A Common Name (Paige Smith), ‘The Box Geode’, 2012, Julien's Auctions

Paige Smith draws the inspiration in her work from naturally occurring geodes formations. Smith fabricates this process out of manmade materials, playing with the concepts of the natural and the man-made. She is known for creating her “urban geodes” either out of hand cut and folded paper or individually cast resin and configures them to seamlessly fit into public and private spaces that inspire her. The Box Geode was originally installed for the month of June 2012 at The Standard, Hollywood hotel and has since appeared in the 2015 campaign “Ladies First Since 1916” for Taylor Swift x Keds.