Studio Visit: Russell Crotty, The Penumbra of Existence

Gary Brewer, Art and Cake, April 19, 2019

Sometimes we make choices, other times choices are made for us through fate and destiny. Russell Crotty spent decades creating obsessive drawings, mapping the stars and heavens or creating books filled with notation-like marks that captured sequential moments of his experiences surfing waves. These works were based on personal need and obsession; they reflected his lifelong love of surfing and astronomy; using telescopes since his childhood to gaze at the stars.