The Disappearing Drumlin. Video projection on black sheepskin. Mags Harries. 2015.
Mags Harries created The Disappearing Drumlin for 34, a show about the Boston Harbor Islands at Boston Sculptors Gallery. The piece focuses on Sheep Island. Once nearly 30 acres in size, the island is now less than 3 acres as a result of waves lapping on its shores. The work features aerial drone video of Sheep Island by Matthew Murphy of Boston Virtual Imaging.
Mags Harries and Lajos Héder created not one but seven ideas for their initial proposal for the Tidal Lagoon in Swansea Bay. All of their proposed tidal art sculptures would be activated by the unique conditions the Tidal Lagoon. Their proposal was given a two page spread in the catalogue produced by Cape Farewell showcasing the Tidal Lagoon proposals that were selected to the next round of the competition. Read more.
In “Greenway art proposal is unveiled” Dawn DeCwikiel-Kane describes Harries/Héder’s design Meeting Place for the “Tradition Cornerstone” of the Downtown Greenway in Greensboro, NC. To read the full article and to learn more about the project, follow the above links.
In Levels, Mags Harries explores the idea of level and finding level through sculpture, installation, video, and drawing. Water, tide, time and light are all part of these explorations. Her artwork features humble and ordinary objects that she transforms to a grander scale.
Mags and Lajos were recently selected for the Greensboro Downtown Greenway Northwest Corner in Greensboro, NC. This project and the Downtown Greenway are part of a the larger Greensboro Downton Economic Development Strategy.
Read a description of Mags and Lajos’ community input session for the project in Yes Weekly.