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Harry Powers

547 N 17 Street
San Jose, CA 95112, U.S.A.
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Phone: 408.297.4854

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The definition of art that I like best is that of Suzanne Langer who said Art is that which makes the felt and the sensed tangible so that others might contemplate it.

Intuition seems more valuable than deductive reasoning and I seek to make work which is provocative to the viewers imagination. My interests and curiosity are eclectic. I incorporate any technique or material which helps articulate the works ideas and feelings. Often images gleaned from contemporary science combine with those using historical viewpoints. Sometimes images will be the visual equivalent of some quality or essence and might be abstract, symbolic, or literal. I draw on a variety of resources including a rich background in art history, and a life long fascination with the cultures of primal people. Geology, astronomy, and music have been important since boyhood.

I have a strong interest in the integration of art and architecture stemming from student days when I was a member of Stanfords prize winning four person team in the Collaborative Competition for Student Artists and Architects sponsored by the American Academy in Rome. I have several works in architectural settings in a variety of media including bronze, concrete, steel, and mosaic.

I have conducted workshops, taught, exhibited, and lectured in Alaska, England, France, and Australia as well as the United States. Two of the workshops have been at conventions of the International Sculpture Center. I am Professor Emeritus at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. I am a sculptor and a painter and like to combine the two when it makes the content more articulate. Among my patron saints are Rembrandt, Berlioz, Stravinsky, Joyce, Klee, Mahler, Rothko, and Tapies.

Harry Powers 547 N 17 Street San Jose, CA 95112 408 297 4854  mobile 408 348 1810