Client: Las Posada de Santa Fe, A Tribute Portfolio Resort and Spa
Location: Santa Fe, NM, United States
Completion date: 2016
Artwork budget: $180,000
Mark Yale Harris
Mark Yale Harris
Las Posada de Santa Fe
These sculptures sculptures were purchased and installed at the La Posada de Santa Fe, A Tribute Portfolio Resort and Spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The purpose of my artwork is to invoke an awakening of the sensual. Stimulating a perceptual, internal, and intellectual response for the viewer: a visual that speaks to life's experiences. Creating symbols of universal connection underscores the relationship that one has to another and to nature. Art conveys my nonverbal view of life. An ongoing portrayal of myself, my behavior, adventure, exploration,
risk taking, and non-acceptance of convention and the status quo. Constantly in search of the
new and different - I am fascinated with the unconventional. Life has a hard,
aggressive side, as does much of my work, represented by rigid, angular lines. However, the soft side
is also apparent, visible as curves and soft forms.
Using the invaluable experience of the mentorship of Bill Prokopiof and Doug Hyde, along with my own vision, I have created an evolving body of work in alabaster, marble, limestone, and bronze.
Combining different elements, I bring forth a duality in the sculptures that I create.
Sculpture information: Pecos Red: Texas Red Sandstone is a special material found only in Pecos County. This piece personifies the unreserved spirit of Texas. ; Recoil: Recoil was created to capture the emotion of sinking into oneself for contemplation...just physical interpretations of psychological behavior depicting thought, stress, self defense; Letting Go: Letting Go represents of the constant human need to move on and reinvent. It embodies the reflective nature of such a time.