She makes large wax relief-panel paintings by melting and pouring wax onto wooden boards and painting on them with high pigment inks. They are either mounted on a wall like a painting or at 90 degrees so you can walk around the back, like the inside of a partition wall. I really like that it has the kitchen behind it! Morrison also makes sculpture, writes, creates performance and uses online platforms like Tumblr to configure simple statements into complex networks. Photo credit: Tommy Weir. When something happens quickly I have an echo or a bad feeling. I realized that I could use my practice as a place to slow things down and be like So in that way I make networks of objects, images and texts that draw on real-life people and their actions.
MY COVID-19 2020 MEMORIAL PROJECT
Earlier this year, I had Laura write a very informative guest post on my blog. It was very well received and I still get comments and positive feedback about it. You can read it here. I'm thrilled to have her back again, this time for an interview. I actually wrote a blog post about this not too long ago!
Laura Morrison, primarily a fiber artist, combines traditional fiber art techniques such as felting, embroidery, crochet and knitting to create her artwork. Rich in color and texture, the work is so tempting to the viewer that Morrison often finds people subversively "petting" her sculptures and wall hangings. Morrison muses, "My art tends to take on a life of its own. By touching the artwork, something that is often forbidden in the art world, people become more intimate with the work and connect on a deeper level. After graduation, Morrison worked as a designer in Chicago. During that time, she became fascinated with the needle arts and worked on embroidery projects during her train commute into the city. Her move to New Hampshire was the catalyst that changed her life. It was then that she decided to concentrate her creative energy more fully on her art.
You should expect that this will define your relationship with her. I think we date twice a year. Good communication, love, support and understanding are the things you should consider.