“Newsboy”

🌟🎉Happy New Year everyone🎉🌟

I hope 2022 is gracious and brings you a deluge of great news!!!

Newsboy represents confident resilience.

Despite the negativity that circulates in our daily lives, he is a harbinger of glad tidings.

He is also a messenger of hope, a reminder that with just a speck of faith the spoken word will yield positive results.

Let us try to be more kind to ourselves this year and decree only good things for our future.

Art by PT Russell

“Newsboy”

Description: A boy wearing Government High School uniform sells newspapers On Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas.

Medium: Oil on Gallery Canvas

Size: 12×16

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“Netherworld”

Hidden in a stratum of emotional existence lies Netherworld, a plain where one is lost in a crimson world of agonizing solitude.

A place where a soul rises from the vortices of darkness into the blaring light of life.

On November 1, 2021 a piece I created titled, “Netherworld”  was published in Peastsmoke online journal. The art compliments midwife Ann Montgomery’s nonfiction account of sexual crimes against women in The Republic of the Congo.

**A note of WARNING: some description is quite graphic**

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“Annabelle”

Art by PT Russell

The character of Annabelle was first created using only acrylic paints.

Annabelle-Mae Fox visits the Bahamas, the country of her birth after living abroad for over 20 years.

In this particualr piece, we find her at Taino Beach, Grand Bahama enjoying a moment of solitude.

In addition to acrylics, Mungyo and Sennelier oil pastels were also used in the painting.

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“Sacrifice”

ART By PT Russell

Sacrifice serves as a visual devotional to women enduring, and who are survivors of intimate abuse. Specifically those subjected to the perfidious nature of cultural misogyny.

These beautiful women are unarmored gladiators, literally trapped in an arena with a ferocious lion.

The image was meant to depict strength in weakness and bravado during  a time of great vulnerability.

I wanted “Sacrifice,”  to bring awareness to defenceless women everywhere. Women confined to cages of solecism; discarded and subjected to emotional degradation.

Imprudent words are the invisible fusillade that infiltrate, decimating the mental fortitude of its victims.

A contentious episode could feel apocalyptic to anyone having to fight for the perpetuity of their dignity, and possibly even their life.

(Written by PT Russell)

“SACRIFICE,” debuted in NonBinary Review’s #23 APOCALYPSE Issue Please get your copy today!