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CASSANDRA HARRISON

CASSANDRA HARRISON

CASSANDRA HARRISON

"Cassandra Harrison...no...wait. I will not do this in third person. Very simply, I love to create artwork, experimenting with textures, textiles and printmaking. As my friend says, I have joined in 'the war against ugly' with my small creations. My background: I am from Nebraska. I love that prairie state, those tornado crushed grain silos and the agonizingly hot summer days. It was during my long hot summer breaks that I began to take my art seriously and would spend evenings and weekends drawing, sketching, adding colours to things, drawing on my trainers, scribbling, doodling and even setting up still life displays to draw. Honourable Mentions, Silver Keys, and Gold Keys were won out of this constant act of creating. After graduating from uni with honours in Fine Art and Art Education, I visited the teaching circuit for two years then moved to the UK. With a slew of commissioned art pieces, an illustrated children's book and my own business feeding my creative urges, I finally decided to commit some of this making out-put onto art for walls. My current city of residence has been great inspiration for my textile and print creations. Old and new architecture, interesting views and the steep hills and layers to the city have provided me with much to work with and interpret in my particular style. In contrast, I am only just now realising how the wide open fields, forever skies and strong sturdy structures of grain elevetors and water towers on the plains of my youth have influenced my current body of work."