John Morris: Figments, Fragments and Fixations

WHEN : 1st - 13th August
WHERE : Lethbridge Gallery

John Morris’s exhibition Figments, Fragments and Fixations is a collection of hand carved timber sculptures.

Throughout this series John continues to explore anatomy and the human form; deconstructed, modified and added to. Contrasting elements such as biological, geometrical and mechanical work harmoniously together. As original as it is beautiful, Figments, Fragments and Fixations is must see this August. 

The works of John Morris spring from exhaustive sketching and illustration, drawing on intensive research. Subjects include skeletal bone, muscular structure and the imagery of fashion photography.

Often, prosthetic limbs and super-accentuated body part proportions tie the pieces together, bringing to mind the surreal imagery of anime and the comic strip depictions of superheroes and heroines. He skilfully uses leather, brass, and stainless steel to provide stark contrasts with the warm texture of the wood.  John studied at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

Image: Down in the Woods. Wood, Paint, 33cm x 30cm