Past experiences, present environment, and experimentation with mixed media allow Harkrader to echo his passions, peace, and pleasure. Creations from impressions encountered in urban, rural, or figurative life evolve. An exploratory journey of diversity keeps him moving in and out of his compound-ongoing series.

Harkrader participated in the historic Mountain Lake Workshops and Symposiums in Virginia. He was also invited to participate in the Opole, Poland Artist Residency with a dozen artists from Eastern and Western Europe.

One internationally known artist suggested Harkrader ask himself—“What’s next?”