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This page is about http://www.floatingstone.com/, Olympia Stone's documentary production specialized in Art films. Olympia's main focus are personal stories about American contemporary artists. Her first film, "The Collector: Allan Stone’s Life in Art," was completed in 2007 and premiered at the Santa Fe Film Festival. It chronicles the obsessive collecting of her father, New York art-world gallerist Allan Stone, whose habits and prescient scouting shaped his life and the lives of many in his artfully cluttered orbit. Olympia's second feature, “The Cardboard Bernini” (2012), is an intimate portrait of the artist James Grashow in his exhilarating quest to create an intricately detailed cardboard version of the Trevi fountain, which he intends to abandon to the elements. Broadcast nationwide on PBS in 2013-14, The Cardboard Bernini won Best Documentary at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival 2013. Her current film, "Curious Worlds: The Art&Imagination of David Beck", is an intimate portrait about a hidden genius of American contemporary art, which was an official selection of 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
"The Cardboard Bernini" examines the life and work of artist James Grashow as he spends four years building a giant cardboard fountain, with the intention of putting it outside to dissolve. Inspired by the baroque sculptor Bernini, and propelled by a crucial event documented in the film, Grashow is driven to experience the process of creation and loss by making an extraordinary artwork that will be destroyed in the end. This film follows Jimmy’s journey, as he questions life’s fragility and the artistic process.