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Detail TENDRIL 029 , Vine tendril coated with clear shellac on paper

I have long been inspired by the drawn mark...line weight, swiftness and deliberate execution. 

I am captivated by the energized line naturally found in the strength and determination of the vine tendril. In my work I use the vine tendril as my drawing tool, as my mark, as 3- dimensional line. I reinvent the appearance of the tendril's thin bark with burnishing techniques such as steel wool rubbing and with coatings of clear shellac, creating a mark that appears to be fabricated; mechanically twisted, metalized and disassociated from its natural intent and yet true in its organic statement. 

Russell Serrianne

Russell Serrianne Studio    71 Lawrence Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801   In the historic Shirt Factory Building


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