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Tim Harding

"I want to create objects that reflect small moments of raw beauty in the natural world."

After working in painting and photography, Tim Harding became intrigued with the intimacy of fiber and textiles: their textural, tactile richness, the inherent grid of the weave, the pliable plane. His pieces, comprised of cut, layered, and stitched bits of silk, have a pixel-like quality reminiscent of pointillism. He uses simultaneous contrast—multiple solid colors arranged in tight proximity—to create the kind of vibrant richness associated with the Impressionists.

The layering process is a crucial aspect of Harding's work. He uses it to obscure and reveal images beneath the surface, aiming to capture a visual feeling of light, movement, and depth. He is also interested in the ways that distortions of light in the form of reflections and refractions allude to space above and below the surface.

 

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Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, Baltimore MD, 2019