(Photo credit: Deep Red, Deeper Blue by Lawrence Russ)

… color is vital to my photography. I want it to be sensuous, but it has to help create some emotive or spiritual force.

Lawrence Russ’ Deep Red, Deeper Blue is featured in the Center’s Red exhibition.

Discussing Ersnt Haas’ idea of “The Poetic Element,” an excerpt from Russ’ artist statement reads:

I want all the print’s aspects to draw the viewer inside its room, but once that occurs, I hope there’s an intimation of something beyond, its tail just visible under the door.

More of Lawrence’s work can be found at www.lawrenceruss.com