Drew Harkey is an intermedia artist based in Florida.

about the glassworks

The glassworks gallery is under construction. It is here as a placeholder and serves as an incentive for me to get some pieces ready for production. glassworks

about the photo studies

As we find meaning in ideas, ideas become reflected in patterns, and patterns take meaning. photo studies

about the color studies

What we experience “out there” in the world is the effect of heuristics in our brain. As a result, existence occurs only in representations. Actuality is perceivable, but is it ultimately knowable? color studies

about the soundforms

These sound compositions are created with glass in mind. They are designed as a representation of what I imagine to be white light passing through the ‘liquid’ of each glass form — an interaction of waves through waves. The resulting color spectrum that comes out the other side is sometimes intentional, sometimes aleatoric, like the qualities of glass art itself.

The aim is to achieve a harmonic resonance of combined sounds — tones ‘heard’ in the piece that are not explicitly played by an instrument — created by the interference of the soundwaves that are ‘mixed’ in the mind of the listener. The result would be a sonic ‘color’ inferred but not really on the visible light spectrum, like magenta.

Each composition is titled corresponding to a constituent element in a pigment, its reflective ‘color’ serving as an analogue to the refractive qualities of light. soundforms

about the artist

Accumulus.[2] From the latin ad/ac (to) and cumulus (gather in a heap). Our self — who we are — is not a whole, but a cumulation. Not an accumulation. The goal is not to “acquire,” or even obtain. It is to become.

Our lives are an aggregate of experiences and influences. Here are some of mine. accumulus

about the website

This website is hand-coded in PHP, jQuery, HTML5 and CSS3 (with the older, archived parts in HTML4 Transitional).

This portfolio is a place where I practice my scripting. I started with a blank canvas, and built the underlying template and developed the front-end from scratch without frameworks or bootstraps.[3] No website, however, is an island, and I appreciate the generous spirit of the open source community from whom I have learned much, and without whom this site would not be possible.

In addition, I received a lift from the following contributors:

I developed an infinite load javascript (with some bits for WCAG accessibility) for both vertical and horizontal scrolling (which I also added), all of which was built upon the original work of:

My image enlargements are assisted by:

The sound file player is built on a wireframe version of:

Animated background images are powered by:

Tooltip trickery is built upon the work of:
Osvaldas Valutis

I built an Apache server with the help of docs at:
Digital Ocean

Aleatorical art
The digital art pieces in the soundforms section of the website are original works I created[4] for author and psychoanalytic researcher Faith Harkey, who is currently exploring the nature of consciousness and the unconscious aspects of the human imagination. The Imaginalia of Faith Harkey

Set in 100-900 weight:

Creative Commons
There is a placeholder image in the place where my original work will one day go. The glass work on the homepage is by

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on beingsocial

I do not have an account on LinkedIn, Facebook, Xwitter, Instagram, TikTok, et al., so profiles for Drew Harkey or Andrew David Harkey on those sites are, alas, not me. I do like a good asynchronous communication, though. connect

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