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DANCE OF PEACE

In The Spirit
All Occasion Greeting Card Set

Images of Light, Life and the Spirit of the Southwest

Gail offers blank greeting cards boxed sets of 6

The images on this page are included in the selection
All images on this page are © Gail Russell

What is In the Spirit?

Created from Gail Russell photographs, this greeting card set focuses on inspirational pictures and uplifting images. Each boxed set comes with six, blank gift cards, featuring photographs of my travels and expressions from my imagination.

I love working with color because of the role it plays in our daily lives. It’s a powerful tool that helps us transmit ideas, learn, organize information, and alter our moods – which is what I strive to achieve with each and every Gail Russell photograph.

My hope with my In the Spirit gift cards, is to use the energy from uplifting images to foster well-being and awareness of all life. And not just our own lives and those around us. But the life found in plants, animals, and our planet as a whole. May these inspirational images bring you harmony and balance while connecting with others.

DANCE OF PEACE

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Zuliekha The Dancer of Stories, Teachings and Joy.
She teaches girls and young women all over the world.
This was a small family chapel in Santa Fe.

Zuleikha.org

Crystal Spirit

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Crystal Spirit

This image was created
for the book “Crystal Healing”
by Katrina Raphaell

MANDALAS:

“For as long as I have been making images,
I have wondered how the internal essence of something looks…..
what would the Spirit of something look like?

This image is part of a body of work called,
“Organic Mandalas”, images of specific geographical areas,
earth formations, crystals and stones are used.

These images for meditation are made here and there
throughout my photo travels.
Later in the darkroom, or on the computer, they are assembled in a symmetrical form.

When I tried them with Quartz Crystals,
a whole new world opened up”.

Doorway Through Time
Tikal, Guatemala

This was a passageway, invisible from the outside, half way up the Pyramid.. A watching place for the Ancients

Elephant's Spa
Napping in the River, Pinnawala, Sri Lanka

Heavenly Blessings
Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico

The dove is actually a beautiful piece of antique embroidery, made by a Nun from a convent in Europe. Its design is after a DaVinci dove… The sky clouds background, is an assemblage of jet trails above my home overlooking the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Second Mesa Dancer
Taos, New Mexico

This is an image of spirit and place. A Hopi Butterfly Dancer is blended with a rock formation in the cliffs near Second Mesa Arizona. The Traditional Hopi People have the oldest complete ceremonial cycle on this continent, continuing to celebrate the gift of life and its blessings through an annual cycle of ceremonies. A time set aside to send prayers of thanksgiving through traditional dances and songs that have been passed on from generation to generation, giving Reverence for Life and all its Blessings.

Crystal Spirit
Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico

Featured on the cover of Katrina Raphael’s book, ”Crystal Healing”. This Crystal Mandala has quite a story: Katrina called and asked if I could do an image that would evoke and transmit the deep essence of a crystal… I paused at the question and quite confidently replied, yes, I could, thinking of the Mandalas of Earth Forms that I had been making over the years in energy vortex places like Canyon de Chelly, Hopi, different sites… When I worked with this large crystal, I felt it transmitted its clarity and spirit. Its one of those unusual images that you can look at one day and see something entirely new in it the next. A focus for Healing and Meditation.

Gail Russell’s Greeting Card Shop

Gail Russell is a photographic artist and designer living in Taos, New Mexico. She has a studio gallery where she exhibits and sells her photographic work along with her popular line of shawls, scarves and leg warmers. In 2008, she was named a Taos Living Master for her photography; in 2013 she was honored as one of the Remarkable Women of Taos.

Gail studied at Albright Knox School of Fine Art, Pratt Institute, and The School of Visual Arts. In 1968, she received her first camera and has never put it down.

In 1978 Gail moved to the Taos area and has exhibited her work widely and continuously since then. Her artistic foundation was informed, deepened, and sustained over decades by the relationships that she has maintained with Native elders and their extended families. In 1987, with Lakota Grandmother Nellie Red Owl, Gail founded the Adopt-a-Grandparent Program which for fifteen years brought support to elders and their families on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Gail Russell’s art embodies a positive, uplifting spirit. The photographs reflect the beauty of nature, spiritual awareness, Native American life and culture, holy shrines and spiritual architecture, botanicals, the human form, landscapes and cloudscapes, love, and sometimes Maya, her macaw.

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