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ERIC Number: EJ894217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3931
Art across the Curriculum: Retrospective in a Bottle
Sartorius, Tara Cady
Arts & Activities, v146 n5 p26-28 Jan 2010
Artists are inventors. Some invent objects and images that look totally new and never before seen. Others invent or replicate views of people and places familiar or fascinating to them. Artists often originate well-designed, useful pieces that play a part in society's pragmatic or spiritual activities. Still others create objects that look like they came from or have been affected by nature. This article offers a little background on the life of William Morris and describes his famous work of art. Morris grew up hiking the hills and mountains of Northern California and is an avid outdoors-man. He has a home in Hawaii and one in Eastern Washington, and enjoys communing with nature. His art brings that nature, with all its wonder, struggle and dignity, to the viewer. Most of Morris' works share similar formal characteristics and all of them are made of the same primary material: glass. A technical virtuoso, Morris studied ceramics at California State University, Chico; he also attended Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. For 30 years Morris built his career, his reputation and, most of all, his aesthetic philosophy. His work is instantly recognizable: It looks ancient, meditative and spiritually reverent. Morris' various series, reliquary vessels being one of them, are nicely documented on his website and he is represented in more than 70 museums and galleries, including the major museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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