Sharra Harvin, Phoenix, Arizona Member Since February 2009 Artist Statement The movement that took place during the Harlem Renaissance, and the years to follow influences and inspires me. For me I was impressed by the intelligence of this group of writers, artists and musicians that emerged out of this era. I illustrate this in my work by incorporating movement in each of my drawings that symbolizes the movement that took place then and that is continuing on now. I strive to reach the level of aptitude that the late Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and James Baldwin, to name a distinct few, displayed in their literature. This movement is what motivates me in my art.