Make, do (2020)
@ Dalhousie Art Gallery in Halifax NS
silk and velvet fabric, dried beans, EMT conduit, printing ink, zip ties, leather work gloves,
grommets, O-rings, house paint, mirror, pine, postcards
Elise: Well, what were you painting?
Russell: What was I painting? A lot of marine scenes, uh [sniffs], yeah I liked marine scenes, and uh,
landscapes and so on, mostly.
Elise: Do you have any of your paintings?
Russell: Uhhh, my sister has one hanging in her home. I think that’s the last one that’s around. I have a lot
of them away, or most of them away.
Russell: People were asking for them [laughs] I didn’t think I was going to sell them so I gave them away.
Elise: Didn’t you give them away at a party?
Russell: Yes. Well, we had a party at our house and I think I gave more than one away that night. It was
one for sure to a friend of mine, she asked for one and I gave it to her. For sure.