Harewood’s art practice over the last decade has explored themes of multiculturalism and the consequences of colonialism and industrialization. Harewood draws inspiration from his familial lineage and the 21st century world of desire for immediacy in all aspects of life and seeks to find nuance within vanishing moments in order to capture a narrative between histories.
While beautifully fascinating and simultaneously destructive, our contemporary culture is one that is wasteful yet transformative. A throw away culture which takes garbage and up-cycles it into valuable objects which transcend time, religion, fine art and commerce. Harewood’s material explorations do just that, often using discarded packages, mass produced manufactured single use plastics and recycled fibers, Harewood embellishes, collages, adorns and recontextualized these objects into substantive works of art. Works that consider what makes beauty and how to transform the past, present and future through complicated associations in history and narrative.