THE MYSTERIOUS ELEGANCE OF OUR HUMAN CONDITION.



 


My work seeks to capture and express the delicate balance of loss and finding within matters of life. What starts as an empty expanse becomes an environment of healing, excavation, and regeneration. 

IN the STUDIO

Krystal employs regional soils, inks, metals, pigments, and minerals intermingled with man-made materials  or structural  imagery to further explore the dichotomy of our delicate existence. The organic and inorganic materials and process also hints to the glass and metal in her body. Getting to know people and their stories is as much apart of her process as being in the studio. Krystal travels to slum communities, volunteers with cancer patients, and sits under the stories of war veterans, refugees, trauma victims, and any who will share their life with her. As actions of intercession she paints the joys and sufferings of lives onto various substrates.

Grinding down NC soil

Tools

Making sumi ink

Regenerate #2

North Carolina Soil and muller

Myocardial Debris Infraction close-up

Sumi Stone and Other Materials

Works at CVA gallery

Krystal Hart travels

Debris

Rags