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Howard Harris



Howard Harris


Howard Harris

"King Fisher"

Digital Print on Alunimum , 30" x 36"

Sale Price $2900

Artist Statement

Visual reality is an ever-shifting, highly individualized experience. In any given moment, what we see reflects both our inner state and a synthesis of outer qualities—light, color, movement, space. My exploration in dimensional photographic art represents an attempt to recreate the perceptual experience, with its dynamic nature and hidden complexities. In my patented process I use photographic constructions, a single, often abstracted image is layered over itself on clear acrylic surfaces and superimposed on a subtle grid. The resulting visual phenomenon infuses the image with a sense of dimensionality and fluidity affected by such changes as the angle of viewing and light. The enhanced visual experience Yet perceptual mechanics are only part of the equation. Equally essential are universal principles of design that produce qualities we perceive as beauty. This is my aim: to skillfully combine technology and aesthetics in a way that expands the viewer’s experience of photographic art.

 

Biography

Howard studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and Pratt Institute. He shows throughout the US and is represented by galleries in Chelsea New York, Santa Fe NM and Lisbon Portugal. Harris gives his images a sculptural effect, layering the work using clear acrylic surfaces superimposed with a subtle grid. The images gain dimension and the viewing experience shifts depending on the angle. The process Harris uses was granted a United States Patent, affirming the uniqueness and inventiveness of his works.

Harris has been honored with being on the board of Trustees at the Kansas City Art Institute, Who’s Who Worldwide Lifetime Achievement, Small Business Person of the Year – U.S. Small Business Administration, Design Professional of the Year in the Presidential Who’s Who Marketing, National Association of Print Leadership – Board of Trustees and the Printing Industries Association, Rocky Mountains – Board of Directors.