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Low Ropes Course

https://publication-studio.myshopify.com/products/low-ropes-course Low Ropes Course documents some of Harrods recent work, the queerness, Maximalist aesthetics, and feminist politics that inform Harrod’s work are addressed in essays by curators Danny Orendorff (Museum of Art & Design) & Anthony Romero, and by Art

Passing Fancies

From a cursory examination of any department store, it is clear that cotton dominates the production of clothing and home goods. At one time, however, linen played this role. In the popular imagination linen now has connotations with luxury, fragility,

Taught Tight Tender Sway SculptureCenter 2017

Taught Tight Tender Sway, commissioned for the SculptureCenter in New York, extends my engagement with hanging and suspended abstract bodily forms characteristic of works such as Rangers, Mascots, and Hung, and scales these forms up to the level of architecture

Hung

This piece took many years to complete. Hung is a limp and bulky phallus wound in a protective cocoon of orange paracord that humorously comments on the idea of being “well hung.” At the same time, the sculpture references both

Mascots

The overlapping multi-colored knots that construct Mascots I and II form a series of amorphous, indeterminate orifice-body assemblages. Mascot 1 2016 Mascot 2 2016

Vagina Toucher

A large-scale sculpture that doubles as a wall that supports a series of posters for a fictitious band called Vagina ToucHers. Layering the faux upon the fictitious, Harrod’s installation highlights the blur between surface and depth, enacting and unworking the

The Enormity of Lesbian Grief

The Enormity of Lesbian Grief engages with many of the dichotomies that inform the Floats series on a larger scale. The installation takes the form of an oversized tissue box constructed from “found” wedding dresses sewn with beading techniques generally

Rangers

This series consists of individual welded and power-coated frames with netted paracord that are assembled together into a large-scale modular installation to create a wall of leaning “bodies.” Suspended between the organic and the artificial, these works draw on plant

Drawings

Lesbian Agenda 2016 Lavender Menace, 2015 Lavender Menace, Detail, 2015 Bodies 2016 Sheila could draw a horse, 2015 Detail – Sheila could draw a horse, 2015 Sausage Fest, 2015 My Muffin. 2015 Meatball Sub. 2016 If I had Three Vaginas. 2015

Friendship Bracelet

Friendship Bracelete Found Rope on Plexiglass 2015   Friendship Bracelete Found Rope on Plexiglass 2015 Friendship Bracelete Found Rope on Plexiglass 2015  

Ways

Ways of Being Done and Doing Cloth, metal pipes. sculpey, embellishments 3′ x 4′ x 2′ 2011

Rope Drawings

Found Rope   Found Rope           Found Rope       Found Rope     Found Rope     Found Rope

Beads

Engaging more directly with the absurdity of sexual prosthetics, the testicular-like forms in this work are left, quite literally, hanging in the absence of a phallus to support. Beads. detail Paracord, blown glass balls, metal 2015 Pink. 2014 Orange. 2014

Floats

While living in Chicago, I made a series of small parade floats; these were inspired by an early morning run on the day of a large LGBTQ Pride parade where I encountered a series of empty floats traveling to the

Pensile Arrangements

Much of my work explores the sexual prosthetics of queer, and particularly lesbian, sexuality and the malleability of phallic and labial forms. Constructed from paracord – a strong nylon rope popular within the military and the BDSM community – embellished

Video Work

Wonder Twins Jesse Harrod asked Lisi Raskin a question about the relationship between color and affect. This tongue in cheek prompt (that Raskin couldn’t help but take at face value,) generated a four-minute sound file that Harrod “interpreted” through a

Soft Ball

I made Soft Ball during a moment when many of my peers were having top surgery, while others were diagnosed with breast cancer in order to reflect upon the breast as a detachable appendage that is liberating for some and

Frosted

Based upon research into the transnational circulation of chintz fabric from India to Europe, Frosted Pink Lipstick Smeared Across His Face draws together the material legacies of colonial power relations with an exploration into the connotations of the term “chintzy.” Frosted Pink

Yellow

Untitled. Plexiglass and Paracord 2015

Late Bloomers

Late Bloomers (cluster fuck) Cloth, cement, metal, embellishments 2014 Late Bloomers Cloth, cement, metal, embellishments 2014 Late Bloomers (cluster fuck) Cloth, cement, metal, embellishments 2014 Late Bloomers (cluster fuck) Cloth, cement, metal, embellishments 2014 Late Bloomers Cloth, metal, embellishments 3’x

Enormity of Lesbian Grief

The Enormity of Lesbian Grief takes the form of an oversized tissue box constructed from “found” wedding dresses sewn with beading techniques generally employed in French couture. This work employs a maximalist aesthetic to convey the immensity and messiness of