Artworks, Metro Art Portrait Series

Self Portrait in Motion

Artist(s):
Carla Jay Harris, "Self Portrait in Motion"

Project Description

In Self Portrait in Motion, fluffy seed pods envelop Harris on Metro, which was a lifeline and gateway for the artist as a new LA resident in 2013. The cotton depicted—a wild variety thriving in the Southwest— symbolizes the artist’s transformative journey from Virginia to Los Angeles.

About the Artist

Los Angeles–based artist CARLA JAY HARRIS credits her multidisciplinary practice to her experience as a child of a military officer traveling the globe. Her fantastical, figurative works exploring identity and place have been exhibited internationally. The recipient of numerous grants, Harris earned a BS from the University of Virginia and MFA from UCLA.