The notion of nesting and safety is a common theme in my work. I enjoy working with gut and a variety of organic materials and found objects. Gut is somewhat fragile and transparent. I feel that the delicate nature of my structures helps support the idea of the desire to protect the inhabitants of homes, or dwelling places. I enjoy using wishbones, seed pods, eggs and other objects. For me, these objects represent life and hope. Gut is never particularly predictable, I often work with a loose idea and then continue by responding to the way in which the gut dries and bends.
Barbara Morrison is an Oklahoma artist working primarily in fibers. Ms. Morrison holds a Master of Fine Art degree from Texas Woman's University where she studied under Corky Stuckenbruck, Gary Washmon and Laurie Weller. Barbara received her Bachelor of Fine Art at The University of Oklahoma in 1986. While at OU, she studied with George Bogart, Carol Beasley, Jim Pink and Dan Kiatz. Ms. Morrison has shown in the annual Fiber Works exhibit for the past three years. Her work has been featured at Studio Six and CMG Gallery.