Tiffany Miller Russell’s Work
Paper sculptures create inviting glimpses of familiar worlds that display a heightened sense of reality. Peering into a shadowbox holds it’s own kind of magic, encouraging memories of similar moments in our lives when we have been overwhelmed with curiosity and wonder.
Her sculptures are created from specialty art papers, which are cut flat and then formed and shaped by hand. Patterns, colors, and textures of the available paper are utilized, and can be subtly tinted with pastels, or collaged to mimic brushstrokes. Tiffany explores the limits of her art materials and strives to create sculpture that resembles painting.
She finds her inspiration in nature and the diversity of life, the individuality of a creature and its relationship to the world, and animals as cultural and artistic icons. Her bas-relief collages intrigue and engage, creating inviting glimpses of familiar worlds that display a heightened sense of reality.
Tiffany’s work has been included in juried museum exhibitions such as the Young Guns at the Coors Western Art Show; the Society of Animal Artists’ Art and the Animal national traveling exhibition; the Laumeister Fine Art Competition and Art of the Animal Kingdom at The Bennington Center for the Arts; Allied Artists of America at the Salmagundi Club; Focus on Nature at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute; Art for the Sangres; the International ARC Salon; and the Colorado Governor’s Invitational. She has two pieces included in the permanent collection of Cheyenne Frontier Days’ Old West Museum.
She has been featured on Colossal, What Women Create, and included in the book Reptiles and Amphibians in Contemporary Art. Her paper sculptures have received the President’s Award for Sculpture and the Newcomer Award from the Society of Animal Artists; Honorable Mention and Finalist in the Artist’s Magazine; and the award for Best Three-Dimensional work in the International Paleo Art Exhibition. Recently, she traveled abroad to Trinidad to study rainforest wildlife under the Don Eckelberry Scholarship award from the Society of Animal Artists.
Tiffany is a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists and a Member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.