This piece is a dedication to the growth of Harrisburg University and the opening of their Academic Center in 2009. It is a timeline; the history of the connectivity of the college as an institution in the Harrisburg area. Built around the idea of “things that open and close”, it is about realizing opportunities and overcoming obstacles, and passing on those learned experiences.
Hair Direct, Inc., home office, 2009
Returns & Balances
mixed media on canvas
7' x 4'
The client commissioned a signature piece to go with his home and office space. His tastes were toward natural colors, and wanted a more simplistic “zen” feel. Beginning with a simple circle, the design grew to have the swooshes on either side (a play off the company’s logo) and lines coming in and going out. Hair Direct, Inc. has factories in China, and they frequently gift the client with tea that is grown directly outside the building. I used that tea to steep squares of rice paper and silken cloth, in varying shades, and then collaged them along with the actual tea leaves.