16 July 2011
Life is a bowl of terribly ripe cherries in Gavin Harrison's newest print, Sweet. A confection of half-veiled rag dolls, roses, birds and butterflies, Sweet a 50-piece limited edition fine art pigment print measures 50 cm x 70 cm. A smaller size, 40 x 50 cm, is also available. Each is signed and numbered by the artist.
The print is based upon an original collage by Harrison and offers a tangy marriage of Wizard of Oz and Chutes and Ladders, with characters like a female with a dog's head dancing inexplicably with a pony. Birds examine the bows affixed to bits of the reality Harrison has created while butterflies flit through it all on their way to work. Roses dot the space while a number of other beings – a large number of them rag dolls of one sort or another – populate other areas under a gossamer of color. The word "SWEET" is written across the work as if it were a message in lipstick in a hotel room mirror.
Sweet is available directly from the artist here: Gavin Harrison. The large print sells for £140.00, the smaller print for £110.00.
See more of Gavin Harrison's work here: http://theeloquenceofwantoncuriosity.blogspot/