By Robert Gehr
October 3, 2017 (El Cajon) – This beautiful sculpture, with its gracefully flowing curves, sits unassumingly yet boldly in front of the San Diego County courthouse entry area in El Cajon at 250 East Main street.
Created from stainless steel with a highly polished, reflecting surface, one can certainly be mesmerized by looking skyward as it towers 31 feet above the viewer.
Crafted by James Thomas Russell 31 years ago in 1986, it stands testimony to his talent, and will no doubt continue to weather time in ageless fashion.
Born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas during May of 1938, Mr. Russell sadly passed away recently in May of 2017 at nearly 79 years old while at the family mountain home in Sacramento, California after a bout of pneumonia.
He moved to southern California in 1953, and had been a renowned artist for around 50 years, with at least 41 sculptures placed in various locations throughout the world.