Dana Lynn Harper
June 12, 2018 / artguide
Dana Lynn Harper is a young artist based in Columbus, Ohio with years of national exhibition experience and educational. She enjoys creating bright, beautiful artwork that Dana feels “…explores moments of the self-transcendence, when time slows and the surrounding world is forgotten. A place where the spirit rises and pre-conceived realities are dismantled.” Dana often turns to nature to find inspiration from vast landscapes to infinitesimal plankton or a grain of pollen. Her installation works respond to this skewed demonstration of size where perspective oscillates to the rhythm of commonly understood objects. Her recent series of art installations exaggerate feelings and childhood fantasy with handmade objects and vibrant colors that can just barely be contained within gallery walls.
Working with forms and colors from cartoons, coral reefs and the microscopic, every new production has organic groupings paired with unnatural color and implacable materials. Harper notes that “Odd pairings and a multi-sensory experience send the viewer into a state of displacement. By transporting used visual ques, the mind is released from the physical…” and she hopes “guided to an invigorated sense of self. Playful patterns, dancing tinsel and unapologetic fluorescent colors that are not only a testament to the beauty of life, but to its ever-encompassing joy.”