'Stonehenge' a blown glass sculptural Vase, 1984 in shades of red, green, blue, yellow and grey 40.3 x 32.4cm, signed and dated
From boyhood Morris sought inspiration from the woods and hills surrounding his home in California, where he explored caves and dug the earth in search of ancient artifacts. He has a serious interest in ancient civilisations, their primitive tools, their brutal rituals. He is a hunter who shoots deer and welk with a bow and arrow, preferring to hunt alone. Among things that have inspired him are cave drawings and as shown in this piece Stonehenge. The imagery in his works reflects these many interests and influences.
Please see Suzanne K.Frantz 'Contemporary Glass, A World Survey from the Corning Museum of Glass', Harry N. Abrams Inc. New York, 1989 p.97, similar example illustrated and D. Klein 'Artists in Glass Late Twentieth Century Masters in Glass' publ. Mitchell Beazley, pg's. 152-153.