Oscar Harris, FAIA is a notable architect, artist, author, and mentor. He is recognized as one of the most influential businessmen and prominent architects in the South with a successful career spanning over forty years. A few of his architectural “Symbols of Civilization” are Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s Concourse E, The Atrium and the 2000 Master Plan; Centennial Olympic Park, Fulton County Government Center, Georgia State Student Center, Sam Nunn Federal Center, Dekalb County Juvenile Courthouse and the design of the Look of the 1996 Olympic Games, among others. A serial entrepreneur, Harris has created hundreds of career opportunities for aspiring professionals through Turner Associates, OLH International, International Aviation Consultants, and the SPIKE Studio: Igniting Creativity and Diversity in the Built Environment.
My art works are my personal physical abstract expressions capture my creative energy flow, inward feelings, concepts and ideas. I use straight ahead jazz music to infuse my spirit and free my creative mind to create my images. When I start a piece I don’t have a plan or sketch. I just work to allow my” inner soul” as much as possible to take over my esthetic, my thinking, my brush stokes, marks, color selections, textures and balance. I seek to have my spirit be in control as much as possible so I don’t over think what I am creating.
My inspiration comes from everywhere. It might be the sound of Coltrane’s sax, Mile’s horn or image compositions that I have locked in my mind while walking around. These inspirational images are mixed with various application processes of layering spontaneously my paint strokes.