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

Installation ‘Like flies to flesh’

This installation ‘Like flies to flesh’ is a combination of ideas I’ve been working on that I’ve brought together in this installation at Hamptonne Country life museum.  The suspended dress you see in the installation is the the dress being worn by the female in the large drawing. My work usually always stems from me making where I’m able to visualize my ideas with more clarity. I will then draw what I’ve created – in a... 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