This large wood
was made by George Morrison, an artist who was born on the Grand Portage Indian Reservation
in Minnesota. Morrison studied art in New York and in Europe, and lived for many
years in the New York area.
Morrison glued pieces of wood to a surface to create this
composition. Some of the pieces
of wood were found in nature. Although we might not recognize it at first glance, the subject is a
landscape. See if you can find some elements of nature: sky, land, water, rocks, horizon. Unlike
other works of art in Surrounded by Beauty, this collage was made to be displayed on a wall rather
than used for a specific, ordinary purpose.
In this search for my own reality, I seek the power of the rock, the magic of the water, the
religion of the tree, the color of the wind, and the enigma of the horizon.
- George Morrison