“Crystal forms from the 7 crystal systems – BOX SET”
I was inspired to create this box set in a cabinet through a visit to the Lapworth Museum, University Birmingham where they had recreated a spar box and annotated it as follows:
“What is a spar box? In Victorian times, miners in northern England collected beautiful minerals in spar boxes like the one we made. Some had street scenes or included stuffed animals – others were simpler. Mirrors made the insides of the boxes look bigger. Nobody knows how many original spar boxes remain”.
My starting point was the list in the museum that stated the crystal forms of the seven crystal sytems: cubic, tetragonal, orthorhombic, monoclinic, triclinic, hexagonal and trigonal each were investigated and then inspired by the following crystals related to each form: GALENA, APATITE, BARITE, CORUNDUM, ZIRCON & CHALCANTHITE along with each of their crystal formula – basic chemistry for some…..