Artist Crystal Wagner creates intricate installations that sprawl across walls, floors, and ceilings. Her work contains organic shapes that make them look like strange algae or primitive deep sea creatures. With a background in printmaking, Wagner’s art pieces are combinations of two- and three-dimensional forms, full of pattern, color, and texture.
Besides the massive installations, Wagner also creates shadow box-like pieces made out of cut, folded, and printed paper. Like the installations, they resemble organic forms or sea creatures, somewhere between plant and animal, that seem to coil and writhe in the confines of the square boxes. In the boxes, they almost appear to be alien specimens for observation.
Spectrum: Bio Interloper IV
Spectrum: Bio Interloper VIIII
With bright colors and swirling forms, each of her pieces are meticulously crafted in layers and levels, creating a rich result that has ever more details to show off the more they’re looked at. Wagner also stays true to her printmaking background, and creates two-dimensional pieces as well. You can see those on her website. You can also keep up with her new projects on Instagram and Facebook.