Russel is a sculptor (!) whose work focuses primarily on recreating flesh, perhaps one of the hardest tasks an artist can attempt. His work explores the subtleties between skin tones and skin textures. He views skin and its nuances as beautiful, but his work is often unsettling and uncomfortable.
I adore this man's work. As I venture into experimenting with skin tones and the subtleties of our bodies, I see Cameron's work informing and inspiring what I create. I have a great respect for his ability to create pieces that realistic, as I struggle with this at times. His pieces are also very expressive which is more powerful because of its realism. I very much identify with Cameron's appreciation of skin but his often unattractive portrayal. I often view things as beautiful but the way I translate them artistically may appear grotesque or ugly. The relationship between beauty and ugliness is subtly pronounced in Cameron's work, which is exactly how I want my work to function.
I am an art student at Maggie Walker and this is the place where I talk about what we're making and what we're learning... Through this I can pour out my heart about my artistic experience.