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Crystal Hartman

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Birthplace
Colorado

Birth year
1983

Lives in
Durango Colorado USA

Website

Schools
University of Colorado at Boulder, 2005, BFA

Representing galleries
hitchcock MADRONA, Cogswell Gallery, Going to the Sun Gallery, Gustermans Jewelers, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)

Tags
realism, pop, video-art, installation, mixed-media, sculpture, figurative, abstract, drawing, painting, conceptual, contemporary, Jewelry, adornment, surrealism, modern, exhibition/performance, Illustration

Statement

The impetus for my work is a love of conversation and process.  What I find interesting are the connotations we attach to substance, the foundations from which everyday lives are interpreted, and the compassion required to appreciate divergent perspectives. A field of grass is just a field of grass; yet, in a breezy afternoon, when the sun shines through bright white clouds, it is alive and a part of me and a part of you.  I believe that a man or woman’s hand can be felt in all that she touches and that her truth, or nature when she creates, grows in that artwork.  I am interested in history and storytelling, believing that contemporary art and craft are defined by content, persistence, and collaboration.

I am egged on by E.E. Cummings, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Andre Breton, Caravaggio, Miranda July, Woody Allen, by Jonah Skurky-Thomas, Rebecca Tischler, Rachel Mindel, The Panoply, and sound... each album that catches the light in my ears just right at any moment.  In my recent jewelry designs, Cole Porter, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Los Krokodillos, Lesley Kernochan, LCD Soundsystem, Billie Holiday, The Black Keys, Louis XIV and Ibrahim Ferrer played great inspiration. 

More at: CrystalHartman.com

Jewelry Available Online at: CrystalHartmanSilver

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