Bill Lowe Gallery | William Morris | Mazorca Installation

Bill Lowe
Mar 27, 2014 7:05PM

William Morris, one of the world’s most highly regarded glass sculptors, is presenting his Magnus Opus, the “Mazorca Installation” at Bill Lowe Gallery in Atlanta.  This totemic presentation of eighty-four hand-blown glass sculptural elements is the seminal example of allusions to cultural artifacts that define his vocabulary.  The installation contains items such as tribal masks, insects, vegetation, and animals, all of which demonstrate the range of skill and craft from his instinctive abilities.

William Morris’s vision and his mastery of media have led to immense success throughout his career.  His work has been exhibited across the globe since 1981 and is represented in almost every important collection of glass in the world, including private and public collections.  Prominent among these are the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Jewish Museum in San Francisco, Seattle Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

Capturing the essence of an object is often an idea that cannot physically manifest without an intellectual or psychological understanding of the object’s symbolism. William Morris captures the implicit beauty of artifacts from past cultures, tribes, stories, and rituals and suspends the spirit of those entities into our present reality.

Bill Lowe