Emerald Voltchamber is one piece in my four-part GemTech Series.
Look at all that lightning in this picture! Clearly, this must mean that emerald lattices can hold immense amounts of electricity.
Well, actually, no, not really. Emeralds are not technically conductive… at all. Ions just don’t work that way.
But that doesn’t mean that in the future, we won’t discover some other type of electricity – maybe with muons or anti-tau particles or who knows what. And maybe emerald will be the perfect material to store it like a bright green capacitor. I mean, look at how much quartz is used in everything from sonar to cell phones thanks to piezoelectricity. I’m telling you, in 2294 when we have anti-taulectricity stored in emerald voltchambers just like this one, they’re going to think I’m a visionary. I’m gonna get my own postage stamp.
Here’s Emerald Voltchamber in the context of the full set:
My GemTech Series uses vivid colors and symmetrical geometrical forms to imply structure and purposefully-built technology. Using gemstones as material interests me because gems do have certain crystalline lattices and are built in certain ways, and the idea that future branches of science may just find these forms to be exactly what we need is very interesting to me.
I wanted to avoid using plain crystals, because I think they’re overused, and diamonds, because I think the diamond market is basically a real-life evil racket already. I’d rather wear gemstones than diamonds any day of the week. But the world of gemstones is vast and much more colorful and artistic.
See the full resolution detail of Emerald Voltchamber below: