Meet artist Pete Cromer’s (@petecromer) hand-painted “Druids.” Pete casts molds of pebbles and stones “borrowed from nature,” then re-creates them from concrete, resin and glitter.
“I’m drawn to the idea of materials, like stone, that last through civilizations like in ancient cultures. Some people believe stones hold certain types of energy. The Druids, in my case, hold positive energy,” he says.
“I started making the Druids shortly after I left my full-time job to pursue my artistic endeavors. I created them to place around my home, so I felt others were there with me, like a cheer squad — for support, warmth and happiness. They were reassurance that things were going to be OK,” he says. “I call them bright souls because they are all about positivity and making you feel happy.”
Photo by @petecromer