large percentage of my projects are 'site specific' commissions. Over these
many years, I have developed several useful techniques designed to take the
anxiety out of the process and make it fun and personal for my collectors.
the project is local, I enjoy arriving at the prospective client's home or
business with my very ancient projector on wheels (used for twenty years)
whereby I set up and project line drawings of designs on the actual space
being considered for one of my works. At this juncture, we collectively discuss
which design works and why. The interesting part of this approach is that
the client/collector is invited into the creative process. We then open the
wine (their part) and choose appropriate metal and finishes specific to the
overall environment, again with further discussion."
the project is out of the area, I request a photograph of the space in question
and then enlarge the photo to 11"x18" and mount it on foamcore.
I cut out and paste up three (3) designs appropriate for the space. After
forwarding to the client, we engage in a conference call to discuss the results.
The client is an integral part of the process. Once in agreement, an initial
deposit of 50% is required... I then go to work!
the art is complete, we take our time to agree on its orientation. No surprises...
No disappointments. It is then installed... more wine and a check for the
balance. A wonderful collaborative experience.
process has worked quite well for my client base and myself for many years,
from the west coast, to the east coast, and beyond. I have worked on many
levels with architects, designers, and art consultants on large scale installations
in many countries. The collaborative spirit of creating with other professionals
is a great joy to me.
this process interests you, please contact me directly with any and all questions."
Russell shown with his recent work:
10'h x 6 1/2' w x 3'd