Statement Event Horizon: living on the edge is both memorial and social commentary on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that occurred in 2010.
By investigating the relationships between environment, consumerism, and energy production, Harris has created a physical representation of her deep personal concern for the current state of the world. This tangible object attempts to bridge the gap of conceptual ideas into concrete reality through the scale, texture and color of multiple ceramic forms. This installation work serves as a beautiful reminder of an issue with complex social, global, and economic implications; a constructed environment that allows the viewer to contemplate and question their own personal landscape of issues.
BLACK HOLE: a celestial object that has a gravitational field so strong that light cannot escape it and is likely created by the collapse of a very massive star. EVENT HORIZON: the surface of a black hole: the boundary of a black hole beyond which nothing can escape from within it. In this place, time and space appear to be unending, just as we view our energy production and consumption, but there is a very finite end and matter eventually does get sucked into oblivion and our resources will eventually run out!
Bio Liz Harris is an intermedia artist who lives and works in Portland, OR Her work is based in sculpture, animation and video, which often culminate into installations that combine all three disciplines. Her work investigates the creation and value of multiples with a focus on craftsmanship, process and repetition. Harris received her Bachelor of Fine Art in 2012 from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. lizlux6.weebly.com