As an apprentice in Italy in the late 70s and early 80s, John Crawford developed his impressive forging skills alongside a blacksmith fabricating farm tools.  Today his sculptures of organic repeated shapes seemingly woven or knitted together are visually strong and fluid at the same time. Crawford has said "It's important to me that I make my own work. The way these sculptures look is the result of close contact and working directly much the same way someone is working with a pencil. You can't legislate drawing." His work has appeared in Art in America, Sculpture Magazine and the New York Times.

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