In the 1970's Helen and Ben Harrison built a 38-foot sailboat in the mountains of Costa Rica. They then sailed it in a roundabout way to Key West, Florida, where they have owned and operated Harrison Gallery since 1986. Read about their journey in Ben Harrison's latest book, Sailing Down the Mountain: A Costa Rican Adventure. Find the book: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Books & Books, and more.
La Dulce Mujer Pintada
"In the 1970s my husband, Ben, and I spent four years building a thirty-eight foot sailboat in Costa Rica, a massive project for two gringos in a foreign country. Starting with a bare hull, we designed and constructed this giant sculptural object of functional art using self-taught traditional wood techniques that set the stage for my present work. While traveling and living aboard, which we did for 11 years, I began my transition from boatwork to sculpture."
Harrison Gallery is a privately owned and operated studio and art space. The gallery was opened by Helen and Ben Harrison in 1986, and they have run the space independently for the past 28 years.
Harrison Gallery represents a select group of artists whose work, along with that of the Harrison's, make the gallery a unique artistic experience.
Located in the southernmost city in the United States, Harrison Gallery has become a Key West institution. The gallery has been widely known as a destination for the best contemporary art in the area for nearly three decades.
Harrison Gallery | 825 White St, Key West, FL, 33040, United States