Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Suspended Sculpture

Once in a while I come accross something that just blows my mind. Claire Morgan's work is one of those things.

"I am inspired by the world around me, and the things that happen there. My materials are things that I find in the world around me, both natural and manufactured. My materials have ranged from dried flower petals, leaves, and plant seeds, to animals, both taxidermy and rotting carcasses, blood, torn polythene bags, flies and rotting fruit."

Installation art has always been a debatable form of sculpture in the art world. When looking at this type of work, you may ask yourself; who is the intended viewer? Would this piece work in a different environment? If so, would it have the same reaction?. I love art for all of these questions and the thousand more you can think of.

I particularly like Claire Morgan's work because it has an amazing sense of movement in it, although all of the pieces are stationary and placed in a static position. Most of her work is telling an interesting story. The bird falling through the strawberries looks like a scene from a fantasy book. A moment in time, captured and suspended in our reality.

Claire Morgan was born in Belfast. She attended University of Ulster and Northumbria University where she achieved a first class degree in Sculpture. She is now based in London.


  1. This is so cool! I would lovelovelove to see her stuff in real life. I love that bird and strawberries one especially

  2. Interesting materials...the bees, chickens, strawberries. I would love to see these in person.

  3. Wow!!! They are very picturesque (sorry I'm italian and I don't know how to traslate "suggestivo") ... how to explain ... it's something that make you think ... any way I wonder if the animals were real >.< I hope I'm wrong ... poor things