About my Work     May 2020


In my art I interweave reality and illusion, truth and lie. I favour the illogical, the primitive, and the mysterious - facets of our existence that are in opposition to the rational and the material.

The holographic image is for me a sculptural entity, a volume of light that occupies space. It is fragile, fleeting, transparent, and weightless; it embodies both the physical reality of the original object and its altered, transcendent state. The hologram is, in effect, simultaneously the real and the abstract, both the body and the soul.

My paintings are usually acrylic on canvas or wood panel, the fast drying time of this medium allows me a to work quickly and to easily make changes. I continue revising for weeks, months; each painting becomes more and more layered with meaning.

 

For more about my work:

" The surreal space between truth and fiction: Mary Harman"   by artist/writer Sarah Messerschmidt

Published in The Debutante September 3, 2020

 

Holographic Reconstruction of Objects in a Mixed-Reality, Post-Truth Era: A Personal Essay

https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0752/8/3/102

 

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