The Past Unravels (commission)

Images from my solo exhibition of work at the Merchant’s House, Jersey Museum. A site specific exhibition that researches and responds to the family that lived here during the 1860’s. Find out more about the exhibition here.   Read More

Merchants House – preparation

   Here you can see my ongoing work for Jersey Heritage. The site specific work is in response to the Merchant’s House – a house based at the Jersey Museum restored back to the 1850’s. The work produced interprets each of the rooms and the family that lived there during this period – giving people an insight into their lives. The work will be installed in the house and exhibited in April 2012.  Read More

Dancing figures with music

Here’s a slideshow with music that was playing at the installation to give you a better sense of the mood of the exhibition. You can also find more photos in the galleries page. Dancing figures art installation from Karen Le Roy Harris on Vimeo.  Read More

Vanita collection concept

The concept of this collection of work came from looking at traditional 18th century Vanita paintings, which contained symbolic objects that often looked at the fleeting nature of life. The irony was that these paintings commenting on life, wealth and the pointlessness of commodities became just that and were extremely popular paintings in their own right. The idea for the dress came from studying decaying flowers (often depicted in Vanita’s):... Read More

Vanita series of work

Take a look at my Vanita collection of work from making costumes to staging the sculptural clothing to photographs and drawing, as well as installation work. Have a look at the the Vanita series gallery. www.karenleroyharris.com/vanita-series  Read More

Constriction Series

This series of work Constriction looks at costume making and the body. The materials chosen were a direct response to Liberty Wharf where the exhibition Carte Blanche was held in the few weeks before the new site opened. Artists often scavenge, seeing the beauty and potential in abandoned materials and with industrial materials scattered about the place an idea for a sculpture emerged. Taking these found materials, mainly... Read More