Russell Webb


Russell Webb’s sculptures look at the book as an object and present it in unexpected humorous ways. One reworks Erasmus’s ‘Praise of Folly’ as a sculpture that is also a self portrait. Another recreates a vintage self-help manual ‘I wish I could paint’ in marble, while a third presents a mystical religious publication as an empty simulacrum. All use humour to touch on the grand aspirations of books, tempered by a strong dose of pathos.