Matthew Harkleroad

ARTIST STATEMENT

In creating the forms and images depicted in my work, I pause just short of the moment of representation, just before names and stories. Basic physical attributes such as shape, texture, color, material and edge are my primary focus during the process of creation. I consciously avoid making something identifiable, allowing intuition to form the relationships, build the structures and choose the materials. These methods and materials are casual and unfussy. My process results in playful, contemplative and often surprising imagery that reflects my experience of the world just before identity is overlaid upon it.    

Website: matthewharkleroad.com

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/msharkleroad.studio

email: matthewharkleroad@hotmail.com