Merrill Morrison


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    Merrill Morrison
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    Knotted C-Lon thread, glass beads

    10.5" x 5.25" x 3.5"

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Merrill Morrison
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Knotted C-Lon thread, glass beads


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Merrill Morrison
Jazz

Knotted C-Lon thread, glass beads


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Statement

It started with handcrafts—as a young girl my mother and grandmother introduced me to embroidery, knitting and beading. Even as I studied graphic design in college, and worked for many years as a designer, I continued to work with fiber. My interest evolved from weaving to papermaking and ultimately knotting.

There is nothing like the tactile feel of the threads, as well as the rhythm of making knot after knot, until my shape takes form. I often incorporate beading to add luster and texture, which allows me a multitude of possibilities in surface embellishment.

My inspirations range from the amazing colors found in nature to the beaded detail work on a magnificent couture evening gown. On the most personal level, knotting gives me a chance to immerse myself in a very peaceful, private meditative process that allows me to create simple, elegant forms with bold, striking colors.

Selected Collections:

  • Arkansas Arts Center, AK
  • Museum of Arts and Design, New York
  • Oakland Art Museum, Oakland
  • Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
  • Numerous private collections throughout the United States