Deming Harriman Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Deming Harriman
Live in: Miami Beach, FL, United States
Artworks for sale: 7.00
Deming Harriman Artist Bio:
In my work I focus on an exploration of when fantasy merges with reality, and the coexistence of the conscious and subconscious mind. I’m inspired by dreams, myths/archetypes, and mysticism, as well at the experience of the female identity and representing empowerment through surrealism. I work with multitude media and material. I initially started with collage; converging found images from paintings, magazines, books, and historical sources. I was interested in transforming unconnected images into seamless surrealist portraits of empowerment and female divinity. I had initially studied writing and illustrating children books and have transformed that craft into creating characters with mystic backgrounds in my fine art. Through this exploration I began to work with photography and photo manipulation. Using photoshoots and field photography I took the imagery I collected and digitally manipulated them into more controlled collage portraits. Expanding on this practice I have used the images I manipulated and printed them out to once again bring the element of hand done construction and deconstruction into the work. Looking at the work of artists like Nick Cave, as well as haut couture fashion designers like Valentino who's work blends fantasy with reality, I have now begun to work with sculpture and fashion to truly bring the characters I create to life. I want to inspire a sense of power and positivity through surrealism. I believe working with the element of fantasy has a sense of freedom to it that lets the viewer be truly taken away into another world and I want the world I create for them to one of positivity, connectivity, and enlightenment. Through this I believe we can take the fantasy, our ideal selves, and begin to truly live in that mindset, turing the dream into a reality.