I'm a graphic artist by trade who has reimagined industrial design by beautifying overlooked elements of urban landscapes. By re-purposing utility covers and other street metal as relief printing blocks, I've developed a craft making painterly representations of and from these portals to city infrastructure and industrial history. Over the last 10 years, I've collected more than 400 unique prints from 70+ cities across the country. It has taken me on a quest to find antique, symbolic, and iconic utility covers in cities and towns across the U.S. while preserving those relics through relief prints. Each city’s design, infrastructure, and people are unique. And each has a story to tell. I'm here to tell those stories through art and encourage others to see their streets from a different perspective.
Russell's ArtPrize Entries
These are Russell's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Russell's Past Work
These are images of past work that Russell has done.