International Sculpture Center


JJ Harty
Washington State University
Faculty Sponsor: Squeak Meisel

3 x 6 x 3 in.

Artist Statement

My work deals with the joy of discovery and the beauty of the mundane. Texture, line, and shape come together in ordinary spaces and objects like visual poetry, and I feel a need to interact with them and add my own mark. Sometimes I move objects to new contexts. Others times, I repair broken public spaces. Everyday life, as ridiculous as it can be, can be made better through interaction with the world. I want viewers to understand this, to investigate their current position in time and space and to discover new situations for themselves.