Artist Statement

My collages read as simple objects.  Articles of trash floating down the street are portrayed in a way that compounds the true nature of their existence. I’m drawn to producing gravity and dimension while creating work that is precarious yet playful. I walk, I collect, I produce.

“Working in mixed media collage, Harris has a recognizable visual aesthetic. He creates rich textured surfaces using hand painted papers to depict singular objects as bold graphic forms. His works have an immediate allure. They are relatable and yet fresh and unexpected. Harris prompts viewers to reflect on the role waste plays in our everyday lives, from creation to consumption and beyond.”- Alison Byrne, Director of Education and Exhibitions, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art