Harris describes her work process as "drawing the nexus of my inner and outer lives. When a drawing works," she says, "the point of my pen balances at the intersection of seeing, feeling, and thinking." She uses charcoal and/or ink on a wooden coffee stirrer that is layered with generations of ink.
There is immediacy to Harris' work. The determined directness of a line drawn, as opposed to the more labored process of painting makes every mark about the present moment.
Harris has lived in the US, Europe, and India. She has produced documentary films for PBS, Guggenheim Productions, and the Discovery Channel. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two sons, a dog, a cat, thirty seven fish, and a hive of bees. And her easel.