A line inspired by the astonishing formations of earth and its natural materials.
Alexis Pavlantos was raised in the mountains of New Mexico, and her fascination with rocks began early. As a child she would spend hours scanning the land for the perfect specimen to frame her window seal. Collecting rock forms soon evolved, however, into a more involved interaction as she started climbing, touching and sculpting with the rock.
Alexis believes that as humans we come in and out of this world by ourselves, and over the years she’s found that the closest connection to this feeling of being alone with oneself is by bouldering rocks outside. There is nothing she admires more than the humbling vulnerability of looking up at a large rock formation and feeling so small. When the numbers and colors disappear you are left with a solo interpretation of the material at your feet and fingertips. It's truly your own experience, a nuance and dance of you and the rock.
Being the tactile human with intuitive tendencies that she is, the line, Metamorphic, has been an experiment with rock formation inspiration through the re-creation of texture, colors, curves and surface incidents observed by spending time around and on rocks. To Alexis it is one thing to look at a rock, another to feel it, but she doesn't truly understand something until she sculpts it.
The stones in this line are rough and faceted specimens found by Alexis while rock hounding on climbing trips. No piece with a stone can be recreated because each rock was hand selected for its uniqueness and coincidence of stumbling upon the perfect specimen at the perfect time.