Ms. Russell’s work reveals her intrigue with subtle messages that are intensified by what she has coined “the language of light”. Her mysterious portraits often require a closer look: she is the shadow cast on an ancient stone carving, or the complex layered reflections in store windows, or the androgynous faces shining from a marble surface. Her self portraits offer a secretive glimpse into the internal world through a rigorous examination of the external world. Ms. Russell trains a carefully observant eye on both worlds to uncover the unexpected through the surprising interplays between light, shadow, reflection and color.
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