CRYSTAL MICHAELSON ARTIST
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about

growing up in the suburbs of washington,d.c., exposure to culture and history fostered a lifelong love of the arts.

having lived the majority of my life in southern california, I developed a great appreciation for the dynamic landscape and bohemian spirit enveloping the beaches, mountains and deserts surrounding me.

recently, I find myself exploring the yin and the yang in my life. fascinated by extremes, I am moved and touched by the differences in our society, the polarization generating our volatile political climate, as well as the variety of our rich mixed cultures…this has led me to experimenting with components, joining separate works together to create an integrated piece.

being medium driven, I love getting my hands into the paints and feeling the materials I am using. 

often i incorporate  found objects or items that have special meaning to me, or just speak to me for some reason. things that come from nature, industrial cast offs, a favorite piece of clothing,toys,business cards, receipts, books, tickets, news clippings, hardware, etc. as well as tearing up my own artwork. documenting my life's journey, reworking it into a new narrative.

my mixed media art tells the tale of my conversation with the world around me.