John Russell

Sugar Skulls by John Russell


Sugar Skulls

by John Russell

30" x 50"

Photograph on Canvas




This is a photograph in my Automatic Photography Series, so called because I utilize a psychic technique very similar to automatic writing wherein I rely on subconscious and extraconscious influences to guide my hands as I manipulate my photographs into a work of art with a completely different appearance. It’s also reminiscent of finger painting, that messy and enjoyable style of painting with our bare hands that we learned in elementary school, and when I work on one of my photographs in this manner it takes me back to pleasant memories of being a kid again. These photographs are fun for me to make, and fun to look at! “Sugar Skulls” comes on an archival Gallery Wrap canvas, and is ready to hang!


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