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Marshall Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Kevin Marple

 

"Born in Texas, I received my BFA from TCU (‘79) and MFA in sculpture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia PA (‘10). Following my career in the National Football League (1980-86), I turned my attentions towards creative vocations including Museum Curator, Graphic Designer and Exhibit Designer for zoos and aquaria and finally fine artist in 2006. Some of my design work includes exhibits for zoos and aquaria in Antwerp and Taiwan as well as for US Aquaria and Science Museums. I exhibit my fine art nationally and my work is held in corporate and private collections. I was the recipient of the 2013 Hunting Art Prize.

 

Attention to the detail that makes everything relevant.

 

My work pulls the viewer into an intimate relationship with an object; that of really seeing something instead of just observing it. My life-size photo suggestive presentation – whether the subject is a vintage western saddle or a nude figure study –replicates life down to the most minute detail and although the viewer realizes it’s just a work of art, they are drawn closer to investigate the rendering’s accuracy. I persuade the observer to study an object the way I do when I’m creating my work, and it’s a way of “seeing” that he or she quite possibly has never before experienced. Observing something means recognizing form and dimension, or how light falls on an object to create shape and shadow. 'Seeing Something' demands intense inspection and consideration of every nuance, the fold and flaw, bump and bruise, cut and scratch, down to the very last stitch or hair follicle, and it’s that introspection which grants relevance and realism to everything in our world.”

– Marshall Harris

 

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