Dustin Harewood Bird of Paradise 1
Acrylic, Spray Paint, Watercolor, Collage on Wood, 24 x 24 inches
Dustin Harewood seeks to bridge the gap between the flora and fauna of Northeast Florida with the underwater reef gardens of South Florida and the Caribbean. He explores the complicated relationship between man and his environment using acrylics, cardboard, newspapers and plastics. Harewood draws inspiration from his familial lineage and the 21st century world of desire for immediacy in all aspects of life, seeking to find nuance within vanishing moments in order to capture a narrative between histories. While beautifully fascinating and simultaneously destructive, our contemporary culture is one that can be wasteful yet often transforms garbage and up-cycles it into valuable objects that transcend time, religion, fine art and commerce.