WAUSAU, WI.- The Woodson Art Museum presents William Morris: Myth, Object, and the Animal, through April 03, 2005. When viewing William Morris’s glass-blown sculptures, you may ask, “Is it bone? wood? stone? bronze? leather?” Using remarkable technical skills, Morris pushes the physical and chemical possibilities of glass to create life-size black ravens, handsome deer heads, and other objects that suggest themes of mythology, archaeology, and the animal kingdom.
Myth, Object, and the Animal reflects Morris’s fascination with ancient life and the relics and artifacts that tell ancient stories as well as his dexterity in manipulating glass far beyond the dazzle and sparkle associated with this fragile, seductive medium. The quiet beauty of his sculptures and large-scale, multi-piece installations results from Morris’s use of translucent, sensual surfaces and luminous colors that seem to glow like a life force from within.