Morris Cook Studio
"Design is everywhere . . . and inspiration is not far behind."
Inspired by her grandfather, E. Joy Morris (a late19th/20th century carousel maker out of Philadelphia), Cook has just completed a miniature carousel in bronze. "I start by studying the animal for its' unique beauty and try to capture the essence of that animal individually, and then in a family grouping of three, which becomes one section of the whole. Twelve sections make the circle complete. On a technical level, the entire carousel ensemble is a disciplined study of time and movement, scale and proportion, shape and space in animals at rest and in motion."
After a two year study in Rome, Italy, "The art, architecture, and landscape continue to be an inspiration in my work. The bas-reliefs represent fragments of an architectural nature, inspired by the many ruins scattered throughout Rome. Inspiration to sculpt another version of David came in response to the overwhelmingly beautiful and varied interpretations by sculptors Donatello, Michelangelo, and my favorite, Bernini."
While viewing the fine bronze sculpture and statues for purchase, please know that the bronze sculptures are also available for lease, or lease-purchase.
|January 18 - February 12, 2009||Interview with Morris Cook at the Lancaster County Art Association, Strausburg, Pennsylvania
Solo sculptor, group show
|April 20, 2012||Premier Showing and Celebration, Villanova, Pennsylvania
One Artist Show
|April 27 - May 12, 2013||Historic Yellow Springs Art Show, 1685 Art School Road, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania 19425
Exhibiting entire ensemble, Celebrating 40th Annual Art Show
Spirit of the Carousel
$128,000 limited editions
46"H x 64"W x 64"D
Paradigm Shift...Sleepers Awake!
$4200 limited editions, contact for availability
10"H x 21"W x 1"D
David The Warrior Poet
$7,200 limited editions, contact for availability
$4,000 limited editions, contact for availability
9"H x 14"W x 4"D
Father, Mother, Baby Deer
$9,000 limited editions, contact for availability