Cedric Haper, Untitled, 2022.

Cedric Harper

My creative work comes from manipulation of language symbols and dreams whether that transforms itself into tables, sculpture, totems, or panels as its form.

All pieces start from recycled materials. Items that have been disregarded, rejected, or tossed out as trash. The subject is usually determined by the recycled materials as to what it will become, a table, a totem, a sculpture. Those materials are cleaned, repaired, re-imagined, and become what I see in them.

Harper’s work is featured in Cedric Harper: ANCESTRAL LANGUAGE the seventh exhibition in the 1:1 Exhibition Series presented in the Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts. Each exhibition in this series presents a collaborative project between one curator and one artist, and either introduces a new artist or highlights a new aspect of a more experienced artist.