Peacock In The Orangery
Rose Electra Harris
Aquatint Etching with Chine-colle.
58 x 37.5 cm Unframed
Edition of 25
Signed and Numbered by the Artist
In her work, Rose Electra Harris explores and develops the dialogue that exists in space - especially domestic space - between the objects and furnishings that occupy it. Exploring the notion of the room as an oasis, Rose creates ambiguous and dysfunctional journeys for the viewer, going nowhere and everywhere, engaging the visual imagination. Rose grew up with a father as an antique dealer and a mother as an interior decorator. This attention to the home had a subtle but concrete impact on the direction Rose’s work started to take during her time at art school; the menial bare essentials of the home, to the embellished, decorative furnishings we identify ourselves by. The many places Rose has travelled, such as India and Morocco, inspire and inform the patterns and colours she employs in my images. Using decorative collaged fragments she enjoys elaborating simple line drawings, transforming them into richly coloured and illustrious interiors and objects. Rose currently lives and works in London and specialises in both etching and screen-printing.