CRYSTAL WARLITNER
Newport News, Virginia - United States



Original Artworks (8)

Crystal Warlitner; Things That Blow In On Th..., 2008, Original Collage, 42 x 32 inches.
Crystal Warlitner
Original Collage, 2008
42 x 32 inches (106.7 x 81.3 cm)
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Crystal Warlitner; Back To The Rivers Of Belief, 2008, Original Collage, 12 x 12 inches.
Crystal Warlitner
Original Collage, 2008
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Crystal Warlitner; Instinctive Traveler, 2008, Original Collage, 12 x 12 inches.
Crystal Warlitner
Original Collage, 2008
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Crystal Warlitner; Places To Go, 2008, Original Collage, 12 x 12 inches.
Crystal Warlitner
Original Collage, 2008
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Crystal Warlitner; A Place Nobody Can Find, 2008, Original Collage, 32 x 42 inches.
Crystal Warlitner
Original Collage, 2008
32 x 42 inches (81.3 x 106.7 cm)
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Crystal Warlitner; Aerial View, 2007, Original Collage, 32 x 32 inches.
Crystal Warlitner
Original Collage, 2007
32 x 32 inches (81.3 x 81.3 cm)
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Crystal Warlitner; Le Me Go On Sleeping, 2008, Original Collage, 12 x 16 inches.
Crystal Warlitner
Original Collage, 2008
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
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Crystal Warlitner; Strata, 2007, Original Collage, 53 x 43 inches.
Crystal Warlitner
Original Collage, 2007
53 x 43 inches (134.6 x 109.2 cm)
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Artist Statement

I am an artist. I follow my intuition to create layer by layer. I am a layerist. The focus of my work is collage. By layering components of experiences, environments and people, I express the complexities of life. Most of the collages I construct are non-representational, allowing the viewer to extract ideas stimulated by the work to apply their own interpretations. Typically refraining from realistic detail and the expression of emotion, I stress abstract form at the expense of pictorial elements. I disclose enough reality to supply a tension between the real world and the strata of images portrayed. The layers are a dimensional experiment with structure. I construct the subject matter in relief with geometric two and three-dimensional shapes. There is precision within the composition. It is ordered, minimal, spatial and architectonic. Favoring a monochromatic palette, my current series focuses primarily on the structure of the composition. Using recycled materials, primarily cardboard, paper, wood, and fabric, I transform elements into a physical object. I am a collagist, and my source is pure abstraction. I invite the viewer to dwell on individual shapes, explore individual units within the frame or experience the overall texture and harmony of the whole work. Layer by layer. ...