FORD CRULL is fascinated by the power of symbols. Hearts, wings, crosses and abstract geometric forms fill his paintings, all part of a unique visual vocabulary consistent across the artist’s body of work. Words, in the form of cryptic fleeting phrases, also animate Crull’s paintings. These suggest thoughts without completing them, while bold colors executed with expressive brushtrokes imbue the work with emotion. Ford Crull’s work is included in many prestigious collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Brooklyn Museum, National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.), and Dayton Art Institute.