Artist Kristina Kozak's Truth to Steel

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“¦industry without art is brutality.

Philosopher John Ruskin wrote this phrase in his book Lectures on Art (1870). Artist Kristina Kozak would agree. She finds inspiration in the Arts and Crafts Movement, which strove for “truth to material. Particular proof of this goal is Kristina’s design and making of security grills for windows.

They offer a whimsical visual composition whether you’re looking from inside out or from the outside in:

These security grills are equally appreciated by local bars and businesses, as well as residents. Ruskin’s eloquence about fusing industry and art are realized in Kozak’s hand-wrought steel metalwork.

She established her store and showroom MINE metal/art in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she makes and exhibits her handiwork since 1997.

Nate Burgos

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