Shutters On Shutters – Holly Harris

Artist’s Statement: Fever has never taken my body more violently than when I was living virtually friendless, in the Middle East, and had just received the news of my dad’s cancer diagnosis. It was the first time I had to clean up my own vomit. It was the first time I experienced fatigue so intense, I was physically unable to stand. I got accustomed to the view of my room from the safety of my blankets. When I was finally well, it gave me new perspective on the secrets and sorrows that are sometimes neatly, sometimes messily, but always subtly, tucked away behind the shutters of that city.

About the Artist: Holly Harris is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying Communication Studies and Studio Art. In her work, she is interested in exploring humans and the stories they leave in their tracks. While she’s a North Carolina native, recent time spent in the Middle East has informed her work. She has had sketches featured in multiple editions of UNC’s own literary magazine, Cellardoor, as well at The Charles Carter: a Working Anthology. Her other interests include dissecting the deeper themes of Pixar movies, as well as eating absurd amounts of peanut butter in one sitting.

One thought on “Shutters On Shutters – Holly Harris

  1. This is the first time I have been more impressed by the artist’s statement than anything else: well-written, perfect sentences, evocative.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s