Born among the briars & brambles in backwoods of Medford, Oregon, Evan B. Harris grew up with little knowledge of the bourgeois big city fine arts. As a result, he dove into the recesses of his own imagination and embraced the fables and folklore that fascinated him. With little to do but draw, he did exactly that. Now older, things haven’t changed much. The stories he created as a child are still present in his paintings. With diligence and hard work, Evan’s crude stick figures became the more clearly defined images you see today. With no formal art training, he creates on his own terms.
Garden at Eichstatt is Harris' interpretation of the illustrated plates of Basilius Besler, a 17th century horticulturist and illustrator. Harris uses Besler’s illustrations as inspiration for the backdrop for his characters play out his narratives. Harris provides a peek under leaves, bramble and stones, leading us to a new Besler's Garden at Eichstatt.
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Added by libbysniche on March 9, 2008