DAVID MORRIS

David Morris — who has been working in New York since 1985 — left his mark on his native Portland in the form of a public sculpture, his an improbably balanced geometric construction at the Crown Plaza downtown. He was an architectural designer in the 1970s before a 10-year teaching career at University of Illinois, New York University, Pratt University, and School of Visual Arts in New York. His mathematics and engineering prowess manifest in large-scale constructivist sculpture that often resemble building structures with steps and dramatic angles and shadows. He’s especially interested in movement, as visitors to Palm Springs can see in the kinetic Rainmaker water sculpture at Frances Stevens Park. “I am fascinated by flows: flows of water over various materials — steel, stone, concrete — and the flow of numbers: movements of many things that produce shapes and forms as though determined by the emotions that weave through our lives,” he offers in his artist statement.

DAVID MORRIS
Journey
stainless steel, steel base
132 x 36 x 48 in.
DAVID MORRIS
First Egg
copper on polymer
26 x 23 x 10 in.
DAVID MORRIS
Horn Plenty 2
nickel plated polymer on a cast stone base
18 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 11 in.
DAVID MORRIS
The Matador
cast steel
43 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.
DAVID MORRIS
Grounded Knot
steel
17 1/2 x 28 x 20 in.
DAVID MORRIS
Horn of Plenty I
nickel on polymer
32 1/2 x 22 x 19 in.
DAVID MORRIS
Matador's Cape
bronze on steel base
76 x 60 x 36 in.
DAVID MORRIS
Matador's Cape Maquette
blackened electroformed nickle on a heavily pigmented cast stone base
12 1/2 x 17 1/4 x 10 3/4 in.
DAVID MORRIS
Through the Looking Glass
nickel on polymer
24 3/4 x 20 3/4 x 12 in.