Born in Scotland in 1966, Morrison currently resides in Australia. Having studied at the Glasgow School of Art, the Royal College of Art, and then the University of Tasmania, Morrison’s practice is one informed and enriched by travel. Her exposure to foreign landscapes and ancient cultures nurtures a sensitive and nuanced approach to painting – uncovering the intimate connection between body and land.
Morrison challenges preconceptions of how we see, experience and know the world through her work. Woven together, the complex patterns and architectures used in her work mimic the rhythms of natural forces, in constant material exchange. They evoke the transient beauty of our environment and the continual cycle of renewal and transformation. These more recent works continue to build on Morrison’s longstanding interest in the body and its sensorial relationship to the environment – a constant factor in Morrison’s practice over the course of the past 25 years. Early figurative work explored a more personal narrative related to vulnerability of the body. This forensic scrutiny of the body led to her to dissolve the boundaries between the inside and outside, collapsing micro and macro visual planes to create more ambiguous yet powerfully evocative landscapes.
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