Trisem by T. Newton Russell


“Trisem” consists of three columns of native San Joaquin Valley river rocks, stacked vertically and connected by hidden steel rods. A light installed in the concrete base of the sculpture at one time illuminated the interior of Trisem at night.

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How many granite boulders makeup “Trisem?

35 40 44

Artist Biography

T. Newton “Newt” Russell, was a Fresno artist, attorney and member of the Fulton Mall art committee. Because of his involvement, he donated Trisem to the city rather than accept payment. Russell was essentially a self-taught artist. He had several shows at the Fresno Art Museum and received various awards and commissions. This sculpture is his most important.

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