We had the good fortune of connecting with Jade Harman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jade, career-wise, where do you want to be in the end?
Whenever I hear having an end goal to anything, I think of finishing off strong, and knowing I can die happy because I left an impact in this world. In my professional career, as I am only 22 years old I am just beginning. Every day is a new day for opportunities. I desire to keep growing my skill set as being an effective leader in my community. Lastly, to continue to be true to me. The process is what matters the most to me. Such as; the people I run into, and the lives I have touched. Most importantly to see how the new generations can benefit from my work and knowledge. I think it’s fascinating to see us evolve over and over again.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As an artist, I can call myself an abstract artist. I don’t have a particular style. For me being a model helps me visualize what type of internal emotions can be conveyed by the outer body. This can be done by paying attention to body language and facial expressions. Now, for any of my work, that involves digital art, painting, or drawling I set a tone of curiosity for my audience. A lot of my work is emotionally stimulating and it has depth to it with symbolism. I would hope my audience can be guided through a sense of spirituality and calmness when they look at it. I think what sets me apart from others is my depth of symbolism and my authenticity of work. I use the energy that is around me at the time and transform it onto a concrete canvas. Every year shows me a different form of reality to me. When I was younger, I was heavy influenced by my mom. She was an art teacher herself. I would see her work and love how elegant her paintings to her pottery would be. In hopes that one day I could be just as great and elegant with my pieces. It took me a while to appreciate my gift of art and expression. It wasn’t till I got out of high school and into college when I started to focus on my art more and how I was going to express myself to the public and social media. I was afraid of judgment, and I was afraid my vibrant colors and shapes would convey a sense of aggression. When truly I am a very peaceful, calming person to be around. I think sometimes my work, doesn’t represent me but represents the energy of the world. For example, the energy around me translates into my mind and I create it back to reveal it to the world. As for me being the reflector of a mirror. I can see how people can miss interpret it. That’s why sometimes my poetry as a writer is expressed in such a different way. So there’s a mixture of art being told from a different perspective. That can sometimes be challenging for my audience including me. It’s why I try to set a solid plan in every piece I create so it’s easier for others. I’m hoping in the near future I can combine my poetry, modeling photos, and paintings together to create a storyboard so others can see the whole picture. I know it will be a process.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
That’s an easy one. I would take them to Tempe Beach Park. Which was my first location ever in Tempe before moving there. In the past walking through any park meant a lot to me growing up. Parks were my safe spots for me to explore and observe nature on my own. I did a lot of my creative work there. I created poetry, danced a lot, painted, and even did some landscape photography. This is to remind my audience that nature can truly heal you. I would take them there, then after take them to Orgeno’s. Which is one of my favorite restaurants. That’s just about it, nothing to fancy.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shout out to John Hoopingarner from Prescott, Arizona. He was the first photographer in my modeling career. He gave me the confidence to continue modeling in the Pheonix area. Without his service and friendship, I would not have gotten to have met the community and the people I have gotten to collaborate now in my Art community. I was introduced to a diverse amount of artists to painters, musicians, photographers, models, and videographers. I quickly got noticed and welcomed into so many groups. That was the start of my creative side. I am very blessed to have met him. John is known for his magnificent landscapes of nature and Prescott photography. I admire his work a lot. Definitely go check them out!
Photos: Taken by Jamacia Carter — Instagram: @cleopatruuh MUA & Hairstylist — Red Rose Location: Downtown Scottsdale Taken by Gulnaz Sabirova —Instagram: @your_storiesbysg Arizona Photographer — White blouse — Location: Roosevelt Row Art District Taken by Natalie — Instagram: @natalie_a_wheeler Arizona Photographer — For Contagion Media Summer Issue Magazine IG: @contagionmedia – Fashion Outfit & Peace Earings Fashion: Designer Favio Ulises Ramos Instagram: @favsartsfur Taken by John Hoopingarner —- Instragam: @jdhoop702 Arizona Photographer — White Hat & colored scarf Digital Art Work: All pieces from me as well as poetry ( J.C.H )