It is in the thousands of days of trying, failing, sitting, thinking, resisting, dreaming, raveling, unraveling that we are at our most engaged, alert, and alive. … The body becomes irrelevant,” Dani Shapiro

"And yet the body is the single most relevant, persistent, and unrelenting reality of our lives, a constant companion, on whom “we” — as much as we’re able to separate the “we” from the “it” — depend as much as “it” depends on “us,” an often ambivalent and conflicted codependence that endures, whether we like it or not, for as long as we are alive. Even consciousness itself can’t transcend the nesting-doll physical reality of the body that includes the brain that includes the mind that contemplates itself. But what, exactly, is the body as a conscious experience beyond a biological mass?", excerpt from Maria Popova - discussion of the Body from BrainPickings.org


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Joan K. Russell 2014 mixed media on linen
Higher ground
2013
mixed media on linen
48" x 40"
Joan K. Russell 2014 mixed media on linen
Cornflake girl
2014
mixed media on linen
36" x 40"
Joan K. Russell 2014 mixed media on linen
The space in between
2013
mixed media on linen
40 x 36
Joan K. Russell 2014 mixed media on canvas
Butterfly dreams
2014
mixed media on canvas
40" x 48"
Joan K. Russell 2014 mixed media on linen
Left of center
2014
mixed media on linen
40" x 48"
Joan K. Russell 2014 mixed media
The Lake
mixed media
48"x48"
Joan K. Russell 2014 mixed media on canvas
Night and day
2014
mixed media on canvas
40" x 48"
Joan K. Russell 2014 mixed media on linen
Nine lives
2014
mixed media on linen
40" x 48"
Joan K. Russell 2014 mixed median canvas
The world is flat
2013
mixed median canvas
40" x 36"
Joan K. Russell 2014 mixed media on canvas
Afloat
2013
mixed media on canvas
20" x 20"
Joan K. Russell 2014

Joan K. Russell 2014

Joan K. Russell 2014

Joan K. Russell 2014

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