Daphna Russell, b. 1935 -
Daphna Russell is a sculptor and teacher known for the creation of stylized animals such as horses, buffalo, pigs, sheep and llamas. Her subjects are transformed from clay (some of which are produced in bronze) in an abstract style. The essence of her chosen mediums is virtually coaxed from the raw material, and the interplay between viewer and finished sculpture is one of emotion and intrigue: the interaction first precipitated by sight - then touch.
By facilitation of mass and structure, Russell shapes the slabs of water-based clays into powerful and sometimes whimsical animals, delicate angels ready to take flight, and haunting images of people at work or their voices lifted in song. Often captu
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