Crystal Hartman Art Jewelry
Crystal Hartman is a multi-media artist and sculptural jeweler. Inspired by color, texture, storytelling and line, she creates abstract botanical paintings and illustrations in ink, watercolor, acrylic and oil on paper and canvas, assemblage artist books, video, and sculptural jewelry drawn in wax. In the studio, large colorful paintings inspire sculptural miniatures with the warmth of conscious creation and intimacy meant to be worn for memory, love and courage, individually as a talisman, as an art object. Casting originals in recycled metals and setting natural, conflict-free stones, custom designs are available… please contact with questions or proposals.
The Bees: An ongoing meditation on pollinators and pollination, always open to collaboration…
(Portfolio and exhibition information soon…)
Several scrolls from The Bees are currently showing at Forty Point One, Champaign Illinois, with Paper Trails, Feb-April 2019
In the spring on the sun soaked, rich, red dirt that held my body, stuck in my hair and remains in my pockets and heart, I lay with the wild honeybees that carried me to their trees and changed a cold concept of nature and service into a warmth and harmony worth sharing. Willowtail Springs offered me the space to breathe, listen and relate a story of the natural world. Inspired by the quiet and hum of life, by the ripples in the lake that found their way onto the handmade rice paper scrolls, this series of pollinators was created in a temporal process with honey-based watercolor, ink and chalk.
* 10% of all sales on Crystal Hartman Art Jewelry will be donated to Willowtail Spring Nature Preserve and Education Center during the Autumn and Winter of 2018. Spring of 2019, 10% of sales will go to The Jane Goodall Institute helping to protect our beloved animals and environment and educate us along the way!