"The darkness of black"

"The arrogance of modesty"

"A diamond in the rough"

"Hit the road, Jack"

Silver, jet

Silver, 3 rough octogonal diamonds

Silver, cubic rough diamond

Silver, asphalt

Carbonaceous copies

Carbon - at the heart of our existence -
born in stars, but not used in its glittering form;
rather: mate, dark, rough, and grimy.
Soot, tar, coal, raw diamonds:
all these speak of aeons in the dark, of immense heat, of crushing pressures.