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Contact: Toni Shrewsbury

Suwanee SculpTour

330 Town Center Avenue
Suwanee, GA 30024

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Michael Russell followed in his father's footsteps to become a welder. He earned his associates degree in welding and has taught others the craft. The time spent working with steel has afforded the artist an extensive understanding of the characteristics and manipulation of his chosen medium. Being creative has always been an essential part of Russell's life; in addition to creating sculpture; he also enjoys song writing and wood carving. It has been almost 26 years since he first took the torch in hand to create sculpture. What began as rather simple figures has evolved into much more complex renderings and an extensive body of work has resulted. Russell's work has been included in numerous public art venues in the Southeast. The artist and his wife currently reside in Athens, Tennessee.

Art Name: Woman with Child
Category: Sculpture
Dimension: 7ft tall, 850 pounds
Location: 2017-2019 Suwanee SculpTour
330 Town Center Avenue
Suwanee, GA 30024
Sponsored by Gwinnett Medical Center

Woman with Child is the eighth piece is a series called The Ribbon of Steel. With this sculpture, artist Michael Russell began welding together pieces of reclaimed steel from an old boiler tank in such a way as to be pleasing to the eye. As a result, the figure of a woman appeared. The child became a natural extension of the woman; part of the whole yet separate and with the ability to move on its own. If you touch this piece – the extension of the child – you will see that it does indeed move. Fabricated of reclaimed steel, this sculpture stands just under 7 feet tall and weighs 850 pounds. If you're interested in purchasing this piece, please contact Toni Shrewsbury at the City of Suwanee.

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