KARA VIRGINIA RUSSO
I believe it is the work of the artist primarily to see what others don't, and secondarily to communicate what they see. I work in abstract mixed media, mostly on paper, in an attempt to communicate the way I see the unseen world, which is more real than anything we can see or touch. I utilize watercolor and colored inks to form the base of my work, on top of which I draw, add more layers of color, collage bits of other ink paintings, or even embroider. My work opens windows into seeing and feeling the real reality we often overlook.