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Douglas Harkless

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

My main background is in furniture design and manufacturing but it also includes a variety of other work like retail spaces, tradeshow spaces and showrooms. Central to my design work is my passion to create. This passion spills over into other forms of expression as well. Art is one of those forms. How an artist sees or experiences something fascinates me just as much as the skill it takes for them to share their vision. I could never look at an outdoor café in France and see it the way Van Gogh saw it or present it the way he did. For me, art is an experiment that allows me to try different things. Today’s experiment is in binary form but tomorrow’s could be in the form of paint or clay.

Douglas's ArtPrize Entries

These are Douglas's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.