Resting Figures

Submitted by Mark Yale Harris

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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

Project Team

Artist

Mark Yale Harris

Mark Yale Harris

Client

Las Posada de Santa Fe

Overview

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.

Goals

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.

Process

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.

Additional Information

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.