Morris’ bronze sculptures resemble a three-dimensional artist’s palate. Inspired by her strength from personal struggles, Morris chooses to focus on the hopefulness and vibrancy of life. The seemingly weightless forms are a metaphor for pure joy and the ability to conquer the impossible. Each layer of her towers teeters over the other, threatening to fall, yet gently supporting each other’s balance.
Since completing her degree from École des Beaux-Arts Paris in 2002, Annie Morris has received international acclaim for her immediate and considered approach to drawing, sculpture and painting. Morris’ monumental stack sculptures tower shaped balls of plaster and sand, resembling a three-dimensional artist’s palette. Morris has exhibited at The Royal Academy, London; Baku MoMA, Azerbaijan and The New Art Gallery, Walsall and Tate Gallery, St Ives.
About Annie Morris
Multimedia artist Annie Morris has produced painting, sculpture, and collage, but she first became known for illustrations: in 2003, she came into the public eye for her collaboration with her longtime friend Sophie Dahl (granddaughter of the famous British children’s writer Roald Dahl) on the book Man with the Dancing Eyes. Morris has stated that she does not feel attached to a singular medium, and prefers to characterize her work as “usually made up of lots of smaller pieces that come together to make one big piece.” Among her best-known works are painting-sculptures comprised of individually painted wooden clothespins; in 2006, Burberry commissioned her to make a dress in the same format. In 2012, Morris and her husband, the artist Idris Kahn, collaborated on a project using Comme des Garçon wallets.
British , b. 1978, London, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom