This is a 29" x 48" image on paper measuring 32.5" x 52.5" paper. There is a 2" border at the top, 2.25" borders on each side and a 1.5" border on the bottom.  It will require a frame for display.  

While I approach some images with a fair degree of confidence, "Transition Zone" was a step into the unknown. I was in a moody state, and I found myself returning to a way of dividing the surface that had not worked well in the past but of which I couldn't let go. I began building up a network of crisscrossing lines.  Such a process is contemplative and creates mental space, a bit like weaving or perhaps like spinning a protective cocoon. The resulting pattern of pale yellow and blue lines formed a pattern of tiny triangles which I then used to pick out a larger pattern of hexagons.  The hexagons morphed from a fairly clean pattern at the top where they formed a grid of interlocking cubes down through the middle zone where it looked like an open mesh of chicken wire down to the lower zone where it became solidified into patches that look like stonework.

- Philip Harding

Transition Zone

Colored pencil on paper

Signed on front

29" h x 48" w 
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Philip Harding
Richland, Washington

Getting to Know Philip

Philip creates from his home, which he designed and built himself in a small Washington town. His work focuses on the juxtaposition of linear and nonlinear modes of perception and thought. Philip’s highly geometric compositions combine the rigidity of grids with the fluidity of spheres. Stimulating both sides of the brain - both creative and logical - is the intention of the work. Philip finds more inspiration in books than artists; he is heavily influenced by the writings of Christopher Alexander and James L. Acord’s The Nuclear Artist. Philip has been creating for decades, but in the last several years has developed a technique of preparing linen with pumice to create tooth that allows him to draw with the vibrancy and durability of a painting. “My process is a combination of focused improvisation followed by hours of careful craftsmanship,” says the artist. He contemplates life, consciousness, and the state of being while he works.