In their artist statement the ParkeHarrisons describe their work as follows:
"We create works in response to the ever-bleakening relationship linking humans, technology, and nature. These works feature an ambiguous narrative that offers insight into the dilemma posed by science and technology's failed promise to fix our problems, provide explanations, and furnish certainty pertaining to the human condition. Strange scenes of hybridizing forces, swarming elements, and bleeding overabundance portray Nature unleashed by technology and the human hand."
"Rich colors and surrealistic imagery merge to reveal the poetic roots of the works on display. The use of color is intentional but abstract; proportion and space are compositional rather than natural; movement is blurred; objects and people are juxtaposed as if by chance in a visual improvisation that unfolds choreographically. At once formally arresting and immeasurably loaded with sensations, this work attempts to provide powerful impact both visually and viscerally."
Robert has his MFA from the University of New Mexico (1994), with graduate studies at the Kansas City Art Institute. Shana did graduate studies at the University of New Mexico and has a BFA from William Woods College. The couple has had 18 solo exhibitions and more than 30 group shows. Their artwork is in over 20 collections.