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Psychonaut - Small Sculptures

Psychonaut Small Sculptures

The initial inspiration for the Psychonaut series of small sculptures came from, of all things, a scene in one of my favorite movies, Contact, staring Jodie Foster. In this scene Foster's character Ellie is travelling through space and time via wormholes and she is overcome by the sheer awesome beauty and magnificence of the celestial wonders she encounters and at one point she utters the line, "They should have sent a poet". That line has always stuck with me and there was a moment about half way through working on the first sculpture when something clicked into place and I saw in this piece an astronaut's helmet and she was gazing into space among the stars and planets, with a sun overhead and wormholes before her. At that moment the line popped into my head and I knew what I wanted this sculpture to embody. I hope you enjoy this series of small sculptures.

As a small aside, I want to share with you an extract from a book on Japanese lacquer works called "Breaking Out Of Tradition". The book covers Japanese lacquer work from 1890 to 1950. This short extract touches upon something subtle and essential that is embodied in the spirit and philosophy of these incredibiliy talented and dedicated artisans and craftsfolk which in turns holds a mirror to our modern culture of quick mass produced and consumed items. It's an interesting reflection that warrants some consideration.

"Time-intensive manufacturing processes mean sophistication and preciousness - at any time, in any culture. Today, nothing is more rare than skilfully handmade objects, especially in the Western world. Japanese works of lacquer require hundreds of steps of 'becoming'. For centuries, lacquer masters have conceived, designed and created urushi objects working with special tools and applying vast amounts of experience. Outside of their expertise and specialised world, only the well-trained eye of the learned beholder is able to recognise the artistic value, superb quality and craftsmanship that stand behind each work. It presents special joy to learn from the specialists and connoisseurs as well as gain a deeper understanding of the processes and products." - Breaking Out Of Tradition, Gudrun Buhl, Director, Museum für Lackkunst




#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Colour : Golden Smokey
Item : #1491
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Design : Psychonaut VII - Aurora
Origin : Tasmania, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 148 Carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included / Eye Clean
Size : 47x35.4x14.4mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

Another big bold carving in my Psychonaut series. I'm greatly enjoying creating these small sculptures, they are very technically challenging and I am learning alot through the process. They take alot of time, patience and steady progress. I have to pay alot of attention to the details and have to be very careful as I go. What especially captivates me are the inner realms, the scenes within the stone that are created by all the optical effects, the inner reflections, they really do create new worlds.

#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1491, Golden Smokey Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut VII - Aurora, 148 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1484, Honey Yellow Citrine, Psychonaut VI - Saturn Returning, 85.29 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Citrine
Colour : Honey Yellow
Item : #1484
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Design : Psychonaut VI - Saturn Returning
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : Heated
Weight : 85.29 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 39.5X29X11.5mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

My intrepid astral travelling psychonaut astronaut pauses for a moment to take in the vision of Saturn returning. Amidst stars and moons the sight of Saturn's ring is one of a dear old friend.

#1484, Honey Yellow Citrine, Psychonaut VI - Saturn Returning, 85.29 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1484, Honey Yellow Citrine, Psychonaut VI - Saturn Returning, 85.29 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1484, Honey Yellow Citrine, Psychonaut VI - Saturn Returning, 85.29 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1484, Honey Yellow Citrine, Psychonaut VI - Saturn Returning, 85.29 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1484, Honey Yellow Citrine, Psychonaut VI - Saturn Returning, 85.29 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1484, Honey Yellow Citrine, Psychonaut VI - Saturn Returning, 85.29 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1484, Honey Yellow Citrine, Psychonaut VI - Saturn Returning, 85.29 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Rose de France Amethyst
Colour : Purple
Item : #1474
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Design : Psychonaut V - Constellation
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 91.17 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 36X29.5X13.5mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

Here my astral travelling explorer has come across a constellation and she has paused a moment to gaze in wonder upon it. There is such a bounty of amazing things to discover out among the stars.

This small sculpture I did from a large piece of rose de france amethyst which has a distinct bi-colour zoning, one half of the stone has a stronger colouring then the other. I tried to work this into the piece and make a wonderful feature of it.

#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1474, Purple Rose de France Amethyst, Psychonaut V - Constellation, 91.17 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1468, Green Prasiolite, Psychonaut IV - A Comet Did Pass Me By, 40.81 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Prasiolite
Colour : Green
Item : #1468
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Design : Psychonaut IV - A Comet Did Pass Me By
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : Heated
Weight : 40.81 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 38X19.79X10.20mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

Here my intrepid astral travelling psychonaut, whilst out about the cosmos, was treated to a special sight as a comet did pass her by. Rare and beautiful she paused to admire the wonderful spectacle as the comet streaked among planets and stars.

#1468, Green Prasiolite, Psychonaut IV - A Comet Did Pass Me By, 40.81 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1468, Green Prasiolite, Psychonaut IV - A Comet Did Pass Me By, 40.81 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1468, Green Prasiolite, Psychonaut IV - A Comet Did Pass Me By, 40.81 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1468, Green Prasiolite, Psychonaut IV - A Comet Did Pass Me By, 40.81 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1468, Green Prasiolite, Psychonaut IV - A Comet Did Pass Me By, 40.81 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1468, Green Prasiolite, Psychonaut IV - A Comet Did Pass Me By, 40.81 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1468, Green Prasiolite, Psychonaut IV - A Comet Did Pass Me By, 40.81 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1468, Green Prasiolite, Psychonaut IV - A Comet Did Pass Me By, 40.81 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1468, Green Prasiolite, Psychonaut IV - A Comet Did Pass Me By, 40.81 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1468, Green Prasiolite, Psychonaut IV - A Comet Did Pass Me By, 40.81 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1468, Green Prasiolite, Psychonaut IV - A Comet Did Pass Me By, 40.81 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1468, Green Prasiolite, Psychonaut IV - A Comet Did Pass Me By, 40.81 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1468, Green Prasiolite, Psychonaut IV - A Comet Did Pass Me By, 40.81 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1468, Green Prasiolite, Psychonaut IV - A Comet Did Pass Me By, 40.81 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1465, Yellow Citrine, Psychonaut III - Trinity, 68.52 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Citrine
Colour : Yellow
Item : #1465
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Design : Psychonaut III - Trinity
Origin : O'Briens Creek, QLD, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 68.52 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 36.5X27X12mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

The third in my Psychonaut series of small sculptures is created from a natural piece of O'Briens Creek citrine that I dug many years ago when I spent some time up that way fossicking for gemstones. I am really enjoying sculpting these pieces, they are a study in patience and attention to detail and they allow me to play and draw out other ways of working with gemstones that I want to explore.

With these pieces in the Psychonaut series I want to try and capture or convey a sense of wonderment and child-like awe, and again in this small sculpture we see my little astral traveller passing through the cosmos silently witnessing beautiful and amazing things taking place. The things he must see, things we would never believe!

#1465, Yellow Citrine, Psychonaut III - Trinity, 68.52 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1465, Yellow Citrine, Psychonaut III - Trinity, 68.52 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1465, Yellow Citrine, Psychonaut III - Trinity, 68.52 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1465, Yellow Citrine, Psychonaut III - Trinity, 68.52 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1465, Yellow Citrine, Psychonaut III - Trinity, 68.52 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1465, Yellow Citrine, Psychonaut III - Trinity, 68.52 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1465, Yellow Citrine, Psychonaut III - Trinity, 68.52 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1465, Yellow Citrine, Psychonaut III - Trinity, 68.52 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1465, Yellow Citrine, Psychonaut III - Trinity, 68.52 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1465, Yellow Citrine, Psychonaut III - Trinity, 68.52 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1465, Yellow Citrine, Psychonaut III - Trinity, 68.52 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1465, Yellow Citrine, Psychonaut III - Trinity, 68.52 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1462, Clear Quartz Crystal, Psychonaut II - I See Lights, 99.9 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Quartz Crystal
Colour : Clear
Item : #1462
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Design : Psychonaut II - I See Lights
Origin : Brazil
Treatments : None
Weight : 99.9 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 36X18.32X21.52mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

The second in my Psychonaut series of small sculptures which pays homage to one of my favorite movies, Contact. This small sculpture was made from a fine, clear quartz crystal. It features my little psychonaut astronaut traveling through the cosmos witnessing celestial events, suns and interconnected nodes of consciousness. The crystal's inner surfaces reflect shifting views of it's reality as you move it around and see into it from different perspectives. I've included a polished hole through the small sculpture so that it can be worn as a pendant if desired or it can be kept as an objet d'art.

#1462, Clear Quartz Crystal, Psychonaut II - I See Lights, 99.9 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1462, Clear Quartz Crystal, Psychonaut II - I See Lights, 99.9 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1462, Clear Quartz Crystal, Psychonaut II - I See Lights, 99.9 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1462, Clear Quartz Crystal, Psychonaut II - I See Lights, 99.9 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1462, Clear Quartz Crystal, Psychonaut II - I See Lights, 99.9 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1462, Clear Quartz Crystal, Psychonaut II - I See Lights, 99.9 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1462, Clear Quartz Crystal, Psychonaut II - I See Lights, 99.9 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1462, Clear Quartz Crystal, Psychonaut II - I See Lights, 99.9 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1462, Clear Quartz Crystal, Psychonaut II - I See Lights, 99.9 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1462, Clear Quartz Crystal, Psychonaut II - I See Lights, 99.9 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1462, Clear Quartz Crystal, Psychonaut II - I See Lights, 99.9 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1462, Clear Quartz Crystal, Psychonaut II - I See Lights, 99.9 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1462, Clear Quartz Crystal, Psychonaut II - I See Lights, 99.9 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1462, Clear Quartz Crystal, Psychonaut II - I See Lights, 99.9 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1462, Clear Quartz Crystal, Psychonaut II - I See Lights, 99.9 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1462, Clear Quartz Crystal, Psychonaut II - I See Lights, 99.9 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1462, Clear Quartz Crystal, Psychonaut II - I See Lights, 99.9 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1462, Clear Quartz Crystal, Psychonaut II - I See Lights, 99.9 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1462, Clear Quartz Crystal, Psychonaut II - I See Lights, 99.9 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1462, Clear Quartz Crystal, Psychonaut II - I See Lights, 99.9 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Stone : Smokey Quartz
Colour : Golden Smokey
Item : #1460
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Design : Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet
Origin : Tasmania, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 93.76 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 43.5X28.3X11mm
Price : PRICE ON REQUEST

This small sculpture, done in natural Australian smokey quartz, was inspired from a scene in one of my all time favorite movies, Contact, staring Jodie Foster. In this scene Foster's character Ellie is travelling through space and time via wormholes and she is overcome by the sheer awesome beauty and magnificence of the celestial wonders she encounters and she utters the line, "They should have sent a poet".

That line has always stuck with me and there was a moment about half way through working on this piece when something clicked into place and I saw in this small sculpture an astronaut's helmet and she was gazing into space among the stars and planets, with a sun overhead and wormholes before her. At that moment the line popped into my head and I knew what I wanted this small sculpture to embody. Can you see the astronaut's helmet?

This small sculpture, if you wanted to, could be worn as a pendant or simply kept as an object d'art.

#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#1460, Golden Smokey Quartz, Psychonaut I - They Should Have Sent A Poet, 93.76 Carats, 13.16X13.11X10.41mm - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

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