Through her paintings, Harrison attempts to abbreviate houses, garages and sheds to their simplest recognizable forms. Only elements distinguishable from a distance are represented: brick, siding, trim, roofs, soffits, facias, eavestroughs, windows, doors, porches. In addition to the clashes of colour, historic character is expressed through a primitive use of perspective and detail, relying on the interplay of texture and shadow as a substitute for light. Snow is the easiest foundation, allowing the artist to omit trees and gardens and to focus solely on the man-made colours of the buildings. The occasional inclusion of hydro poles and laundry lines serve to accessorize the alleyways, a vague reminder of the purpose of structures and highlighting the absence of the residents. With the people, cars and greenery removed, the buildings become a strange mix of cheerful hues and haunting vacancy.