Complimenting Russ Vogt’s ceramic works are the artist’s multi-hued landscape paintings. These flamboyant landscapes are fields of intense color characteristic of stained glass. This non-traditional use of color and composition is suggestive of Matisse. His signature use of saturated brush strokes in jewel tones is meant to celebrate the pleasures of the eye.
Large-as-life ceramic beads thread onto steel poles jet out of the ground to greet and invite viewers. Russ Vogt's mastery of color combined with playful shapes give these totem-like sculptures a colossal presence and whimsical aura as they protrude from the ground. His signature use of saturated brush strokes in jewel tones nicely translates from his canvas works onto the sculptural works. Indoors they compliment the artist’s colorful paintings. Outdoors they add color to the landscape year-round.