amandarusselart

Amanda Russel Art

Portland, Oregon · 21 Sales

amandarusselart

Amanda Russel Art

Portland, Oregon 21 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Drag Portrait Stickers, Original Paintings

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Drag Portrait Stickers, Original Paintings

Amanda Russel

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Amanda Russel

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Anonymous on Jun 10, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome sticker! I love Jinkx and am very excited to add this to my sticker collection! :-)

About

I sell art, stickers, and prints featuring portraits of drag performers.

As an illustrator and painter, I draw and paint what I am inspired by. For a long time I have wanted to do a series of portraits of the people I have serendipitously been surrounded by since early adolescence: drag performers. In what began as supporting friends over the years in their performances and preparation, I found myself immersed in a unique counter-culture with it's own range of aesthetics. Borrowing from art, fashion, pop culture, anti-culture, and peppered with social and political commentary, there is not just one way to perform drag. Drag is inspiring, expressive, entertaining, exhilarating, unpredictable, and brings different people together in a way quite unlike any other I have experienced.

So, this project or something like it has been brewing in the back of my head for a number of years. After completing my BFA Thesis in Spring of 2012, I found myself in search of jobs and finally with the time to work on my own projects. I sent out a call via social media into the pool of people I am connected to, both primarily and secondarily, for willing participants to be featured in the portraits, and got an overwhelming response.

In the same vein as online viral videos and pictures, stickers are a great way to duplicate and spread an image to almost anywhere, which is why I settled on stickers as the product and method with which to share these portraits. Along with the high-quality image each sticker carries, there is the name of the performer and the URL to my art page to start out with, where similar images can be found. As more stickers are released and the selection in this shop increases, later stickers have a link to this shop.

Basically, I have met some amazing people over the years, and I want the world to know them, too. 50% of the proceeds from selling these goes to the performer featured on the sticker purchased.

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  • Amanda Russel

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Painting, Designing, Shipping

    Amanda Russel lives in Portland, Oregon, which is also where she grew up. She graduated in 2012 with her BFA in General Fine Arts, focusing on illustration and painting, from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 23, 2012
Welcome! At this store you can purchase stickers featuring portraits and signatures of different drag performers, to be released as created one at a time. Collect them all!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I take mailed cash (though please do not mail coins), checks, and credit card payments through my paypal.
Shipping
Items will ship from 1-3 days after payment is received.