September 23, 2017
A few years ago, we featured Russell’s notebook pages from a trip to Senegal he made in 1989, observations from that journey were made with pencil and watercolors on paper. Today for so many artists, Instagram has become a new kind of artist notebook. A quick and engaging platform, it frees the artist to explore and present many sides of their thought process. For Russell, he is using Instagram to experiment with image making, to engage in an ongoing conversation combining personally taken photos and found images with his own paintings, drawings and prints. The resulting beautiful, playful constructions pull from memory, emotion, the passage of time, architecture and space, creating other-worldliness within our own world. We decided it was time to edit a grouping of these unique images into a book you can hold and flip through the pages.
This book, Russell Steinert Instagram Images Volume 1, is available to buy on Amazon. Published by artist, it features images made for the @russell_steinert Instagram feed. Hardbound covered in oatmeal-colored linen with a dust jacket, a jewel-like, small square 7 x 7 inch format volume with grey end sheets, 44 pages, premium, lustre finish paper. $78.00
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