Charles Edward Harrigan, My View
For me, it's in the play of symbols and ideas in the subject matter.
-Charles Edward Harrigan
My View is a self-portrait. Cast in a glow of light, a male figure gazes out a window at a fantastical landscape derived from Hieronymus Bosch's famous representation of the Garden of Eden in his triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights. Harrigan paints with extraordinary precision, applying the same attention to detail in his depiction of himself -a contemporary individual wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans -and the imagined, innocent world of jewel-like trees, birds, and tiny creatures. (Be sure to find the unicorn.)
Harrigan graduated from the Delaware College of Art and Design in 2008 and from the Pennsylvania Academy of
the Fine Arts in 2012.