William Morris: Glass as a Sculptural Medium

William Morris, Mazorca Installation, 99 x 22 x 22, Blown Glass

William Morris, one of the world’s most highly regarded glass sculptors, is presenting his Magnus Opus, the “Mazorca Installation” at Bill Lowe Gallery in Atlanta.  This totemic presentation of eighty-four hand-blown glass sculptural elements is the seminal example of allusions to cultural artifacts that define his vocabulary.  The installation contains items such as tribal masks, insects, vegetation, and animals, all of which demonstrate the range of skill and craft from his instinctive abilities.

William Morris’s vision and his mastery of media have led to immense success throughout his career.  His work has been exhibited across the globe since 1981 and is represented in almost every important collection of glass in the world, including private and public collections.  Prominent among these are the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Jewish Museum in San Francisco, Seattle Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.


Diving for Sculpture

It’s not every day that I come across a piece of art and am mesmerized by it. When I saw Jason Taylor’s underwater sculpture, it was one of those days.

Something as simple as submerging sculptures in the ocean is immediately poignant and poetic; he literally shifts context into another form of matter and as a result, is cultivating beauty in a different dimension than the previously programmed “art reality”.

Over time, his works develop into artificial coral reefs. Taylor integrates his skills as a conservationist, underwater photographer and scuba diving instructor to produce unique installations that encourage the habitation and growth of corals and marine life. His early work is located in the world´s first public underwater sculpture park in Molinere Bay, Grenada, West Indies.

And more recently, his most ambitious project to date is the creation of the world’s largest underwater sculpture museum, MUSA, situated off the coast of Cancun and the western coast of Isla Mujeres. Works in the museum include Hombre en llamas (Man on Fire )La Jardinera de la Esperanza (The Gardener of Hope)El Colecionista de los Sueños (The Dream Collector) and La Evolución Silenciosa (The Silent Evolution).

Just one more reason for me to learn how to scuba dive!

Raw Experience Takes Form

Ceramist Cristina Córdova creates sculptures that are the epitome of the phrase “grotesque beauty”. Her captivating forms posses a soulful gaze that somehow feels more human than anyone (or thing) you could possibly imagine. These mythic figures embody everything that is painful and poignant about the human experience.

Her use of the material is absolutely extraordinary. Clay transforms into dense flesh and matter that is simultaneously earth-bound and other-worldly.

See more of Cristina’s work by visiting her website at