Russell Crotty is active/lives in California. Russell Crotty is known for astrological installation, globe drawings-sculpture.
Biography Russell Crotty
Based in Los Angeles, Russell Crotty has been an abstract painter,
installation artist and in the 1990s began to focus on drawing.
His early drawings were based on the many ink sketches he makes in
journals, especially of surfers, but then switched to a fascination
with astronomy, which has resulted in his globe drawings. Of this
activity, he says: "The process of drawing for myself and
probably a lot of people seems more natural than painting, which is
kind of forced by all the history and trends. . . I found that by
simplifying the materials, it became much more interesting and subtle,
not so bombastic as the abstract painting." (Sheets 100)
He records his night-sky observations in sketch books, and t
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