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Realism in Fabric
Russell is a sculpture that stands wonderfully well on its own, but
when placed within the Check Out diorama he becomes the
psychic opposite of Estralita, the iPod dancer. The two of them balance
the world the yin and the yang. The iPod dancer is almost boundless,
barely contained in her garments and full of ecstatic joy. Russells
clothes are so exact you can cut a finger on the ironed
As with most high-strung and neurotic figures I have done, Russell
has settled into a room in my brain. Whenever I hear someone say Why
did that man use a complicated word that we have to look up in a dictionary
why not just use simple words everyone understands? well,
that is when I hear his cold, crisp retort Then why dont
we just get rid of color and paint the world black and white? Who needs
the mental exertion of nuanced hues? As the world falls further
and further into the next
Dark Age, or better yet, an Age of Dimness, it is the Russells of this world who hold on with every stretched and stressed sinew. They may not be pleasant often pompous, elitist, and aristocratic - but Russell and Estralita balance each other like ancient dualist Gods. In some traditions the Opposite Deities marry and give birth to the world. I dont see these two doing that. Estralita might eat him and lay the world as an egg. If Russell had his way, he would smite her and all her kind into oblivion, leaving the world masculine, secure and reclining in a leather chair discussing Descartes over cigars and brandy.
Exquisite technique coupled with artistic vision defines our user-friendly presentation of figurative fine art paintings, sculptures and original graphics. Contemporary symbolism at its apex in the traditions of Bosch, the Italian Renaissance, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, the Viennese and German Secession and the symbolist movements with an edge of surrealism.