As the name implies, this beautiful marble that we collect in Utah looks as if Picasso painted the stone! The image of this scarf appears to be in a woods on a snowy evening. 270 million years ago, western Utah was under water. The Coconino sandstone was being laid down on land, then the Toroweap limestone ( a mixture of blobs of limestone, dolomite, mud, clay, and sand ) accumulated in the water, and was topped off by the Kaibab limestone. Between 140 and 50 million years ago the oceanic plate was subducted underneath the continental North American Plate. It was a folding/thrusting and heat generating mountain-building event that affected western North America from Canada to Mexico. In all this heat and pressure, some of the fractured and mineral filled limestone was changed into marble. Picasso Marble is a material prized by carvers and lapidarists all over the world.
Using high magnification lens we capture images deep within the microscopic typography of the stone and can transport the viewer into a micro world, far beyond what the naked eye perceives.