Welcome…My work attempts to articulate the human spirit and its relation to the cycles of Nature, symbolized by the horn and its spiraling levels of meaning.
Spirit dwells in our bodies, enacting its fateful intentions in the male and female energies that animate the natural order. By embodying this dynamic in sculptural forms, I hope to approach and attend the meaning of what it is to be truly human, to formally present the myth and mystery of our origins and illustrate the worthy play of spirit and its mortal home, our humanity.
My work emphasizes the masculine and the feminine principles of consciousness within the human psyche and asserts that a holistic relationship between them and with Nature is essential to human health and development. My art seeks to shape connections between our past and our destiny, to enshrine the fragile grace and merciless power of nature, to imagine the human place in the pulse of time.
I moved to Lummi Island in 1983. Inspired by the land that surrounds my studio I hope that my work forms an honorable partnership with it. While here, I hope you feel the power of this joining. May the work unfold relationships before you and enrich your pondering.
Figuration of the Human Spirit
With myth and metaphor, Ann Morris’ sculpture speaks of the relationship between Nature and humankind. On the fifteen acres of Northwest forest which surround her studio Art and Nature converge. A wild quiet provides the setting for these figurative bronzes which appear to emerge from the ancient earth. It is a landscape in which to walk, look and reflect. While here please honor the land, the tranquility, the art and the privacy of the artist.