Sally Russell’s first visit to Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor, ME happened on a day in which a storm had churned up the ocean. She was so captivated by the location that she took hundreds of photographs to capture what she saw and what she was feeling while she was there. The artist then turned those photographs into paintings. She found that her main focus was on the rocks that have emerged, cracked and split, fallen into each other, or have been tossed by the sea. “They reflect great power and give us a look at our beginnings.”
Russell attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The artist has shown her work throughout eastern Massachusetts, including exhibitions at Lawrence Academy, Groton, MA, The New Art Center, Newton, MA, Milton Art Museum, Milton, MA, and Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA. Her work is included in the collections at the Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA, Bank of New England, Boston, MA, and United Church of Christ General Offices, New York, NY.
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773