2008-2009: The Passport Paintings
The Passport Paintings are a series of oils on canvas covering a lot of territory. From George Washington to the Russian novel. From the boudoir to Old Santiago. From the origin of the world to the Queen of Hearts and everything in between. And lest something is overlooked, there is Shakespeare, who speaks to everything human under the sun and moon and stars.
In Paul Harmon’s longtime attempt to paint everything in the world, he discovered early in life that one has to find universal icons that embrace great bunches of things. And The Passport Paintings are, likewise, works in this Quixotesque quest.