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Morris Cook Studio

Fine Sculpture

Spirit of the Carousell Family
Paradigm Shift...Sleepers Awake!
David The Warrior Poet
Father Rhino
Father, Mother, Baby Deer
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Spirit of the Carousell Family

Spirit of the Carousell Family

Bronze

46"H x 64"W x 64"D

$140,300 limited editions

Paradigm Shift...Sleepers Awake!

Paradigm Shift...Sleepers Awake!

Bronze

10"H x 21"W x 1"D

$4200 limited editions, contact for availability

David The Warrior Poet

David The Warrior Poet

Bronze

$7,200 limited editions, contact for availability

Father Rhino

Father Rhino

Bronze

9"H x 14"W x 4"D

$4,200 limited editions, contact for availability

Father, Mother, Baby Deer

Father, Mother, Baby Deer

Bronze

$9,400 limited editions, contact for availability

Morris Cook

Design is everywhere . . . and inspiration is not far behind. My goal is to produce fine art and communicate beyond the boundaries of words. If my work can ignite the joy of being, or become a catalyst for inspiration, or simply spark a smile, then I have achieved success.

The Spirit of the Carousel Family - Inspired by my grandfather, E. Joy Morris (a late19th/20th century carousel maker out of Philadelphia), I have created a miniature carousel in bronze. The process begins by studyiing the animal for its' unique beauty and capturing 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.

Influences of Temple/Tyler, Roma, Italia - 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.

Philamena - I am currently sculpting an angelic figure, influenced by the Greek antiquity, "Winged Victory of Samothrace". History tells us a story of a girl long ago that was a Greek princess, Philomena, who became a saint. The Greek spelling, "Filumena" meant "daughter of light". Her name is usually taken to be derived from a Greek word meaning "beloved". She is the perfect sculpture for Philadelphia because of the uplifing spirit she portrays for the city of brotherly love - the angel, Philamena, watching over all loving men and women in our city.

All of my bronze work is lost-wax carving, cast in bronze, available in limited editions of twelve. While viewing the sculpture and statues for purchase, please know that some are also available for lease, or lease-purchase.

Background - I have worked in many capacities over the years to support myself as an artist. Among them was working as part of the team of restoration artists who worked on the William Penn statue, perched 530 feet atop Philadelphia's City Hall in 1989 and 1997. At present, I teach Art to high school students in Chester County, Pennsyvania, and have done so for 22 years. To me, the art of teaching and making art go hand-in-hand, inspiring and being inspired. I couldn't imagine doing one without the other.

Events

April 29 - May 14, 2017

Historic Yellow Springs Annual Juried Art Show

Chester Springs, Pa

Presenting: Bathers at the Brandywine (little Lenape water nymphs), bronze

April 24 - May 9, 2016

Historic Yellow Springs Annual Juried Art Show

Chester Springs, PA, 19425

January 20 - March 14, 2016

The Engineering of Art

The Henry Gallery at Penn State Great Valley

April 25 - May 10, 2015

Historic Yellow Springs Annual Juried Art Show

1685 Art School Road, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania 19425

Exhibiting new work, Celebrating 42nd Annual Art Show

February 23 - March 25, 2015

Chester County Art Association Annual Member Show

100 North Bradford Ave. West Chester, PA 19382

Showing: The Cradle

November 12 - 24, 2014

Chester County Art Association, Juried Show

West Chester, Pa.

April 24 - May 10, 2014

Historic Yellow Springs Annual Juried Art Show

Chester Springs, PA

November 12 - 27, 2013

Chester County Art Association, Member Show

West Chester, PA

Honorable Mention Award, "Can't Take It With You" bronze sculpture

April 24 - May 9, 2013

Historic Yellow Springs Annual Juried Art Show

Chester Springs, PA

April 22 - May 11, 2012

Historic Yellow Springs Annual Juried Art Show

Chester Springs, Pa.

April 20, 2012

Premier Showing and Celebration

Villanova, Pennsylvania

One Artist Show

April 12 - 20, 2012

Private Gallery, Solo Art Show

Villanova, Pa.

April 22 - May 8, 2011

Historic Yellow Spings Annual Juried Art Show

Chester Springs, Pa.

April 22 - May 9, 2010

Historic Yellow Springs Annual Juried Art Show

Chester Springs, Pa.

January 18, 2009 - February 12, 2010

Interview with Morris Cook at the Lancaster County Art Association

Strausburg, Pennsylvania

Solo sculptor, group show

January 17, 2009 - February 10, 2010

Group Show, Solo Sculptor, Lancaster County Art Association

Lancaster, Pa.

April 20 - May 8, 2009

Historic Yellow Springs Annual Juried Art Show

Chester Springs, Pa.

April 21 - May 11, 2008

Historic Yellow Springs Annual Juried Art Show

Chester Springs, Pa.

November 12 - December 11, 2007

Immaculata University Annual Juried Art Show

Malvern, Pa.

May 11 - 12, 2007

Branywine Valley "Bluebell Ball", Brandywine Valley Hemophilia Foundation

Chadds Ford, Pa.

April 23 - May 10, 2007

Historic Yellow Springs Annual Juried Art Show

Chester Springs, Pa.

May 10 - 11, 2006

Branywine Valley "Bluebell Ball", Brandywine Valley Hemophilia Foundation

Chadds Ford, Pa

April 22, 1998 - May 9, 2006

Historic Yellow Springs Annual Juried Art Show

Chester Springs, Pa.

May 10 - June 10, 2002

Elizabethtown College Juried Art Exhibit

Elizabethtown, Pa.

May 12 - June 14, 1998

Elizabethtown College Juried Art Exhibit

Elizabethtown, Pa.

May 10 - June 12, 1997

Elizabethtown College Juried Art Exhibit

Elizabethtown, Pa.

May 10 - June 10, 1997

Penn State University Juried Art Show

Lima, Pa.

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