Harrison D. Walker (b. 1988) is an artist living in San Marcos, TX. Walker received an MFA in Photography at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA and has since served as visiting faculty at Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport, ME; Wesleyan College in Macon, GA and the University of Alabama Huntsville. Walker currently works in the Digitization Department at Alkek Library, Texas State University. Walker’s work can be found at Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME; Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA and The Print Center in Philadelphia, PA. His work has been featured in The Hand Magazine, Photo-Emphasis and Cyanotype: The Blueprint in Contemporary Practice by Christina Z. Anderson.
I create prints and/as objects. My research is driven by interests in the intersections of: Printed Objects, Archives, Chemistry, Astronomy, and Chance. I employ the visual alchemy of photographic materials, printmaking and drawing to create forms that evoke an experiential and emotional viewing – understood through the meditative act of looking.
Portals is a series of print variations of a repeated circular form consisting of over 200 Portals and counting. Each Portal is made with the principle of the photogram and utilizes light and pressure in combination to create endless variations. Each sheet of paper is coated with an emulsion of varying composition, printed using photogram, monoprint and collograph techniques, drawn on, and/or physically altered to achieve each result.