Harriet Lesser

I started out as a poet. Eventually the images behind words and phrases became more important than the words themselves and became my primary focus. For a confusing couple of years I painted over poems and wrote over painting.

Formal art training, museum studies and experience hasn’t removed me from enchantment with the beauty of a line and the space surrounding it.

Making something from nothing is central to most artists. For me that includes exploring new media while keeping in touch with classical processes– an interesting tightrope. Right now I am combining elements of painting, drawing, Polaroid transfer process and monoprinting.

From studying paintings, working around other artists, foreign travel and life experience, the collaborative process is a natural direction to take. It is still developing.