Eighteen years of work by bronze sculptor Ann Morris is showcased in a handsome larger-format book published in May of 2008 by the Museum of Northwest Art.
Sculpture Woods: Studio Grounds of Ann Morris documents in 137 photographs and the artist's own words, a body of work ranging from larger-than-life mythic figures to exquisitely delicate bronze renderings of bones and the vessels which contain them on their journey through time. The sixteen large works emphasizing the relationship between nature and the human spirit, have been photographed in the lush outdoor museum that inspired them; the fifteen acres that surround Morris's studio on Lummi Island, Washington. The smaller, more recent pieces have grown out of the artist's lifelong fascination with bones and plant forms. Some are displayed in the intimate gallery adjacent to the sculptor's studio, others are in a number of galleries in the Northwest and in private collections across the country.
In addition to Morris's own words about her work-shaping in bronze, the connections between our past and our destiny - the book includes critical essays by curators and fine arts writers Ted Lindberg (Vancouver Art Gallery) and Jake Seniuk (Port Angeles Fine Art Center). Robert Vinnedge, who captured Morris's art in both its outdoor and indoor settings, is a veteran sculpture photographer whose work appears widely in exhibitions and publications.
Sculpture Woods Studio Grounds of Ann Morris (120" x 12" 144p, hardcover) can be purchased for $42.94 (includes Washington State sales tax), plus $5.00 shipping (U.S. postal book rate)