HUGH J RUSSELL

My work documents my daily life experiences as well as my interests in ritual and spirit, time and history, science and metaphysics, philosophy and politics. It reflects what I understand as essential aspects of the human condition, including birth, growth, emotionality, aspiration, conflict, and mortality. I respond to the complexities of life, and draw from a variety of conceptual influences. 


I experiment with an array of materials and techniques to convey deeper meaning, and emotional responses, to the ideas, dreams or visions that come to me with their own life and vigor. I feel that time is not linear: chaos to order, entropy to rejuvenation, deterioration to transformation—or vice versa: the process of creation becomes a ritual response to such paradoxes. Each work, when complete, becomes a record, an 'Altar' to that process. The finished piece becomes linked to others in an ongoing series of inspirations.

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