She is driven to say the least. And it is that drive that gave birth to her upcycled art. She was staring at a furnace filter one day trying to figure out if it could be recycled. The cardboard casing could be recycled but what about the rest? That is when she started playing with the metal grating. She realized the simple circles could be used to create abstract art.
This is where the story really gets interesting. The metal grating starts its journey in Mexico where the circles are punched out to make bottle caps for a favorite beer. The remaining perforated blanks make their way to the US to be upcycled into furnace filters. And when it is time to replace the filters, they are upcycled one more time by Harris into beautiful art.
It’s very rare to have materials upcycled twice and the story could end here. But, the heart behind Harris’s story begins when a piece is sold. One hundred percent of the profits get donated to charity. That is right - every penny! The money is donated to various organizations such as Second Harvest, African Children of Today (ACT), and Helping Paws. So, this Christmas, think about stopping in at Gallery 903 and purchasing a piece of art with a global perspective.