Mary Harman

This series of drawings began about a year ago. Scribbling evolved into using a single word, obsessively repeated to make an iconic image. I want the drawings to coalesce touch, intuition, emotion and cognition while clearly focusing on one interpretation of a word. Erasures and faint images are testimony to the exploration to find the gestural shape that best expresses the embodied meaning in each drawing.

Sometimes the navel-gazing is tedious and I’m happy to just pay attention to what the day brings. I don’t worry about creation of the exalted “body of work.” I just start and make or draw whatever is on my mind. There are false starts, failures and dead-ends, but,for me, art must be about exploration, imagination and fun!