Brian Russell, Elliptical Vessel Delta
Cast glass, forged and welded steel, 18 x 12 x 8 in
Brian Russell is fluent in many media and techniques: photography, wood and stone carving, direct metal sculpture, and furniture making. On a visit to New Zealand in 1999, Russell discovered a lost wax glass casting technique that produced exciting results. Dramatic forged metal, synergized with the images presented by the vivid glass castings, adds energy to his sculptures.