Living-Natue: The Mineral Kingdom
Salt, Sulfur, Silicon and Stones
Asymmetry is the major dividing line between the organic and mineral worlds.
Every chemical substance, whether natural or artificial, falls into one of two major categories, according to the spatial characteristic of its form.
The distinction is between those substances that have a plane of symmetry and those that do not. The former belong to the mineral, the latter to the living world.Louis Pasteur
1822 - 1895
Please remember we are not dealing with the elements and atoms, as we appreciate this realm. Atoms and elements are the substance out of which all mineral (and not only mineral) forms are made. We are looking at the mineral forms as they manifest themselves in the macro world. We are visually investigating the tangible and objective world.
The salt from the sea, brimstone from the bowels of the earth, silicon sands and stones shaped by water and wind.