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Crystal Hartman

Crystal Hartman

Crystal Hartman

I create mischievous delights; whimsical, carnal, sculptural pieces that grow of the foxy sincerity that revolts from symmetry and flourishes in genuine experience.  Inspired by the quiet hum of life, by the accumulation of creatures that make it possible, and by the ripples in water that find their way into our inks and paints, I offer a series of pollinator studies created with honey-based watercolor, ink, acrylic, charcoal and coffee paired with sculptural adornment.  In the Lost Wax Tradition, I carve in wax, build molds, melt the wax away and pour recycled sterling silver to create sculptural jewelry set with high-grade, conflict-free stones. With a love of line and color, I develop nature-based paintings and illustrations as catalysts for the jewelry designs.

I recently moved from Durango, Colorado to Champaign and am so incredibly excited to meet local artists and celebrate the Boneyard Arts Festival!  My work for the festival will focus on Pollinators and Pollination and will be displayed at Bohemia on Main, Urbana.

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