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         Founded in 2013, X-Artifacts pioneers the finest sand artwork with industry-leading quality. The goal in our studio is to uphold wellness by celebrating our relationship with nature. Sand is a calming material connected with leisure, so nearly all our work incorporates sand as a theme. The texture creates an intimate human connection. Aesthetic decisions such as organic contours and chiseled detailing are unique to each piece. These natural forms are highlighted to further distinguish each artwork as one-of-a-kind. The impact of sand is multi-sensory, adding a memorable tactile dimension to the pieces. This material explores ideas of touch, physicality, and presence. The slightly weathered appearance of our X-Artifacts are meant to imply an ancient history, while a modern voice narrates our present moment through captivating imagery.

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          Xavier Hardison (b. 1998) better known as X, is an African American Artist, Designer, and Entrepreneur from Germantown, Maryland. He studied painting at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and received fellowship from Yale Norfolk School of Art in 2019. Hardison has exhibited along the east coast including solo shows at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower and West Elm Inner Harbor, as well as group shows in Washington DC, Bethesda MD, Baltimore MD, Falls Church VA, Highland NY, Norfolk CT, and Providence RI. He currently lives and creates in Germantown, Maryland.

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