Collage

All my life, I have found beauty in the most common of things.  I follow the philosophy of my Yankee forebears that nothing should be wasted, everything has a purpose and should be used again and again.

In that vein, I have constructed collages from things used before, scraps of wood, paper, fabrics, paintings and photographs.  I save my failures to use again in a new way, sometimes years later.  They are built from common elements in an effort to make a new creation and reveal hidden beauties.  I like to think of them as remnants of memories preserved as artifacts.

Sally Russell

“Reliquary XXI”  collage   7” x 3” x 2”

“Remembrance”  collage   6” x 3 1/2” x 2”

“Reliquary XX”   collage   5 1/2” x 3” x 1/2”

“Landscape XIII”  collage  6” x 6” x 3”

“Beehive House”  collage  6” x 8”

“Portal II”  collage   6” x 9”

“Reconstruction”  collage  8” x 9 1/2”

“Remembrance III”   collage   7” x 9”

“Resurrection III”    collage    11” x 14”

“Entry Series III”   collage  7 3/4” x 10 1/2”

“Icon XI “   collage   
9 1/4” x 6 1/4”

“Icon VII”   collage   9” x 5 1/2”

“Resurrection I”   collage   10” x 8 1/2"