Robert Harrison


Objects from Helena, Montana Collections

For this project, I wanted to create a life size replica of one of the Zwinger (Porcelain Museum in Dresden, Germany) installation arched niches, by building a recessed wooden arch form with interior shelves that would contain an homage to collecting porcelain in Helena, Montana. Dozens, perhaps hundreds of collected porcelain objects are installed into the frame, creating an intense optical experience for the viewer, full of color and shapes. The work is intended to create a visual blast for the viewer and provide a contemporary counter-point to the obsessive collecting of August the Strong, the 17th Century King of Poland and Elector of Saxony.

Homage One for Augustus the Strong; 55” High x 32” Wide x 6” Depth

Re-CLAIMed: WHITE GOLD; 96” High x 48” Wide x 8” Depth