The Lines that Move the Mapmaker, 2, 2018, 54 x 30 inches, Hand-cut photo collage
Harrison’s work weighs the notion of human scale against a planetary hierarchy of space and time. By using abstract formations created with ink stained paper, and collaged images of landscapes, geological structures and satellite images, she speaks to levels of complexity and magnitude that challenge the idea of human permanence and importance.
As an artist, Harrison is constantly abstracting her lenses of perception and experience, allowing her work to wander away from familiar time and space. In her compositions, which are both vivid and disorienting, Harrison is able to create a sense of claustrophobic vertigo, where psychological landscapes become terrestrial, and a global scale forces itself into local spaces.