S. P. Harper

Los Angeles

espe@spharper.com

http://spharper.com


My proposed exhibition: “Gods of Fire”. I plan to hang paintings of cut gemstones on reclaimed materials. Diverse mediums such as discarded tablecloth, wallpaper, curtain, graphic posters, upholstery fabric, painting, canvas, commercial art, building and metal scrap are surface medium. By reforming and re-employing, the work fits into the Ecocentric Art Movement to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Harper paints cut gemstones on reclaimed materials. What begins as refuse is repurposed, transforming base materials into noble objects.Diverse mediums such as discarded tablecloth, wallpaper, curtain, graphic posters, upholstery fabric, painting, canvas, commercial art, building and metal scrap are surface medium. The work fits into the Ecocentric ArtMovement to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Gods of fire have made their appearances in cultures throughout history.They have been chosen to represent gemstones that bring repurposed media back to life. Eternal flames re-emerge in the facets of jewels which reflect and transfix.
Harper studied art at American University in Paris, France, USC Roski School of Fine Art (BFA) and ArtCenter.  After spending 12 years in NewYork, Harper returned to Los Angeles to teach and practice Ecocentric art.